Log Out

Advertisement

Rahul calls Modi a "loudspeaker" of rich businessmen

It was his first rally for the October 21 Assembly election in Haryana

By PTI in Gurgaon

  • Published 14.10.19, 5:19 PM
  • Updated 14.10.19, 5:19 PM
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters during a campaign rally in support of party candidate Aftab Ahmed ahead of the Assembly polls, in Nuh district of Haryana, Monday, October 14, 2019. State Congress chief Kumari Selja and leader Ghulam Nabi Azad are also seen.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves at his supporters during a campaign rally in support of party candidate Aftab Ahmed ahead of the Assembly polls, in Nuh district of Haryana, Monday, October 14, 2019. State Congress chief Kumari Selja and leader Ghulam Nabi Azad are also seen. PTI

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling him a "loudspeaker" of big businessmen and accusing him of taking money from the pockets of the poor to give it away to his "rich friends."

Addressing a poll rally in Nuh, his first for the October 21 Assembly election in Haryana, Gandhi also attacked chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar alleging that both the leaders do not talk about the poor.

"Narendra Modi is the loudspeaker of Ambani and Adani as he only talks about them all day," Gandhi said.

"Narendra Modi and Khattar are taking away your money and giving it to their 15 rich friends," he alleged, asking if they claim themselves to be true nationalists, "why are they selling away PSUs to their rich friends"

He also targeted the BJP and RSS, accusing them of dividing the country and its people on the basis of caste, religion, and region, like the British did, and said that the Congress unites people.

He said to jump-start the economy, there is a need to put money in the pockets of the poor and the farmers, and the Congress' 'Nyay scheme', proposed during the Lok Sabha election, was a step in this direction.

"You will see Narendra Modi only with Trump and Ambani, but you will never see him with the farmers," Gandhi said, while addressing the rally.

Advertisement