DAINIK NATION BUREAU
All India congress Committee (AICC) vice president Rahul Gandhi criticized the prime minister Narendra Modi stating that on the one hand the Modiji is talking about eradicating of corruption while on the other hand seeking votes for corrupt Congress turncoats. He expressed these views during road-show and public meetings held in Haridwar as part of the party’s Uttarakhand Swabhiman Yatra on Sunday.
In his address Gandhi scion said “On one side PM Modi is talking about ending corruption and on the other side he is appealing for votes for the corrupt Congress rebels. There is a huge gap in his speech and action,” alleged the Congress national vice president. During his rally when some persons waived BJP flags, he thanked them for coming to listen to him. He condemned the BJP for fielding allegedly corrupt Congress rebels who had been expelled from the party. Rahul Gandhi then went on to appreciate the Congress candidate from Haridwar Rural constituency—chief minister Harish Rawat, saying that he always talked about development of the state whenever he met him. Gandhi further said that if the Harish Rawat government is re-elected to office, every unemployed person will get employment by the year 2020. Repeating the allegations leveled by Congress leaders, he averred that the prime minister had waived off loans of his 50 close industrialist friends under the pretext of demonetisation.
Before this RaGa’s road show began from Chudiyala village with public meets being held at Bhagwanpur, Puhana, Rampur, Kaliyar and Haridwar before finally culminating at Har Ki Pauri. On the way his motorcade also touched Roorkee, Manglaur, Laksar, Sultanpur, Jagjeetpur and BHEL Ranipur. Hundreds of youths on motorbikes also accompanied his motorcade. When the road show reached Rampur village which comes under Kaliyar constituency, in the afternoon, he was also accompanied by Congress candidate from Bhagwanpur, Mamta Rakesh. Addresing a public gathering organised in support of party candidate from Kaliyar, Furkan Ahmed, Gandhi said, “PM Modi does not talk softly (pyar se bat nahin karte). You are graduates from Pahar ki Pathshala. I talk to you in the language of love,” he said. Apart from the large number of party supporters accompanying the Congress vice president on the 90-kilometre stretch covered in total, a number of local women could also be seen sitting on rooftops to have glimpse of the Congress leader.