Resorting to his already used ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ barb against the NDA government, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an anti-poor mindset.
Rahul kicked off his election movement in poll-bound Bihar with a rally each at Begusarai, Sheikhpura and Rohtas.
“Has anyone seen the prime minister’s photographs with poor people, farmers and labourers?” he questioned while adding that Modi did not do so as he thought poor people were not knowledgeable.
Modi govt working only for rich: Rahul Gandhi at Bihar rally
Singling out Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his simplicity in his dress sense, Rahul said Nitish was always seen wearing whites and interacted with the people from all walks of life. He said Modi was seen changing his clothes 16 times during his recent visit to the US.Narendra_Modi
With allegations the Modi government of having reneged on its promises made in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections last year, the Congress leader said the PM had promised to deposit Rs 15 to Rs 20 lakh in the bank account of every citizen in the country after bringing back the black money stashed in foreign banks. “But I am yet to meet a person who has received the money even after 16 months,” he said.
Taking a dig at Mann ki Baat, Rahul said Modi had been talking about a wide range of issues but is shy of discussing problems close to the hearts of the people.
The Congress vice-president said the party had chosen to support Nitish because he had brought evolution in Bihar.
The Gandhi scion said the PM had promised special category status to Bihar during parliamentary polls but did not fulfil the promise. “He had also promised jobs for youths and help mitigate the problems of the farmers but nothing has been done in the past 16 months,” he said.