Supaul: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday addressed a large crowd in Supaul where he tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular and the entire NDA in general over various issues essentially calling the Prime Minister a liar who failed to fulfill any of his promises that he made during the last election cycle five years ago.
Speaking at a election rally at the local Gandhi Maidan, Gandhi wasted no time in assaulting the Prime Minister saying Modi was no 'chowkidar' of the poor people or the general public, he was the guard of only the rich people like Anil Ambani.
"Did he come to Bihar in 2014 to seek your support for his ambition for the Prime Minister's post or to become the 'chowkidar'? Now that as a Prime Minister he has utterly failed, he has very carefully redefined his role as a 'chowkidar' but I ask you not to be fooled by his rhetoric. He is not for the ordinary people, he is the 'chowkidar' of rich folks like Anil Ambani," the Congress leader said.
Gandhi also brought up flood relief issue in Bihar saying when Kusaha tragedy struck due to flooding in Kosi river, the then Manmohan Singh government gave a relief package of Rs. 125 crore to Bihar.
"Bihar is still plagued with flood each year then why the Modi government has chosen to ignore it since it came into power? Why is it that the so-called 'chowkidar' does not come to Bihar anymore to do any 'chowkidari'? he asked adding the so-called 'chowkidar' was now stood exposed and was worried about going to jail.
"Once the investigation begins in the Rafale deal, both Modi and Anil Ambani will be going to jail," he said.
The Congress leader then revisited all the promises his party has made over many years like removing poverty from India, a slogan first began by his grandmother and former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi and passed down to all other Congress leaders through the ages.
"We have begun 'Nyay Yojana' under which Rs. 72,000 will be deposited in the bank accounts of over five crore people each year. All those who make less than Rs. 12,000 will be the beneficiary of this scheme. Moreover, we will provide 35% reservation in the Parliament and in government jobs to women and jobs to 22 lakh youths within a year of coming into power. Unlike the Prime Minister, we actually believe in keeping our promises as we proved in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan where we waived farmers' loans within four day of coming into power," Gandhi said.
Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha, and Congress candidate from Supaul Ranjit Ranjan were among those who shared dais with Rahul Gandhi. However, one man who was conspicuous by his absence was Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav leading to some speculations of rift within the Grand Alliance in Bihar.
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