Patna: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the people of Bihar will teach a hard lesson to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state assembly polls as he failed to fulfil his promises.
“Modi has failed to fulfil any promises made to the people. High prices of pulses and other essential commodities in the country have angered the people but he is still talking big and doing nothing,” Rahul Gandhi said while addressing the first of the three election rallies at Benipatti in Madhubani district of Bihar.
He said the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress will win two-thirds majority in the polls and will form the next government in Bihar.
“We will work for development of Bihar,” the Congress leader said.
“The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is spreading communalism and hatred in the country. Modi is angry, sensing defeat in the Bihar assembly polls,” he said.
There will be no ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ (government of the suited-booted) in Bihar, he said, referring to the reported Rs.10 lakh designer suit Modi wore during US President Barack Obama’s state visit to New Delhi during January this year.
Rahul also said that Modi’s remote control is in the hands of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
“Modi has been using language below the dignity of prime minister’s post against the top leaders of the grand alliance of JD-U, RJD and Congress. He abused the grand alliance leaders. One day, he described them as ‘shaitan’ (devil), another day tantric and three idiots, and another day as fools,” Rahul said.
The Gandhi-scion also said that Modi’s speeches are far from truth and full of lies.
“This is a part of his training and his plan to make Indians fight each other. And when there is an election, he makes Hindus and Muslims fight for political advantage,” he said.
Modi has time to visit foreign countries regularly but he has no time to talk with poor farmers and Dalits in the country, he added.
First Published | 29 October 2015 2:41 PM