Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
July 26, Wednesday 2017 8:23 PM       

       HEADLINES: Power outages across State on Wednesday evening                                              Dileep encroached govt land: Report                                              Drunk doc smashes six vehicles                                              Those who blame me today will accept me tomorrow: A K Nazeer                                              Medical Scam: BJP leaders get notice                                              Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90                                              Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's 14th President                                              CS Karnan to make first petition to new President Ram Nath Kovind                                              Mutual respect despite disagreements is beauty of democracy: President Kovind                                              Modi pulls up BJP MPs over Parliament attendance                                              Pak PM's principal secretary accused of corruption                                              Repeal ObamaCare or 'You're Fired': Trump jokingly warns Price                                              Pak's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to retire early                                              Galle Test: Dhawan, Pujara lead India's carnage on opening day                                              It's beginning of good times for Indian women's cricket: Mithali Raj                                              This year's Ashes could be Bodyline 2, says Damien Fleming                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: I am leading real SP, says Akhilesh; warns detractors  
       Rahul hits out at Modi for 'adopted son' remark
 
         Posted on :21:29:21 Feb 17, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:21:29:21 Feb 17, 2017
         Tags: Rahul hits out at Modi for 'adopted son' re
 
RAE BARELI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his claim of being the 'adopted son' of Uttar Pradesh, saying relationships don't develop just by talking but by nurturing.
 
With his sister and party's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi on the dais with him, Rahul accused Modi of making "hollow promises" as he addressed a public meeting here in the constituency represented by his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
 
"He (Modi) makes relationships wherever he goes...He went to Varanasi and termed Ganga as his mother and said he was the son of Varanasi...In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he promised to change Varanasi," he said.
 
"Modiji, rishtey bolney sey nahin, nibhaney sey bante hain (relationships are not developed just by talking but by nurturing)," Rahul said.
 
He said Modi has been going about making promises wherever he goes. "In Bihar (elections), he promised to give special package, was it given?.. I have a list of things that he promised for Varanasi - clean Ganga, ghats, ring road, free WiFi, Bhojpuri Film City. Modiji, you have not even fulfilled the promises you made to your mother," Rahul added.
 
Pointing towards the journalists present at his rally, the Congress leader said, "I urge friends from the media to go there (Varanasi). I know you are under pressure, but please do your job. Show us if the film city has come up (in Varanasi)."
 
Targeting Modi's approach towards doing things, he stated that the Prime Minister says 'India is dirty. You clean up. I have to go to America and meet Obama. I'll check when I'm back'.
 
He also hit back at the Prime Minister for likening the Congress-SP alliance to a movie in which rivals befriend each other after the "interval".
 
"Like Shah Rukh Khan, Modi too made a film like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and promised 'Acche Din' but after two- and-a-half years, Gabbar of Sholay has come," he said.
 
Attacking the demonetisation decision, Rahul said all of a sudden Modi got the idea and decided to convert the hard earned notes of the people into plain paper and asked the people to go and stand in queues in front of banks.
 
"After note ban, Modiji put a toffee worth Rs 1,200 crore of Vijay Mallya's (loans) in his mouth," Rahul claimed and alleged that the Prime Minister "will not give money to the poor for changing their lives but will give it to thieves like Mallya."
 
He went on to add that if this money had been given to the youth, the women and the farmers, it would have helped Uttar Pradesh. "Instead, he (PM) helped rich industrialists," the Congress leader said.
 
Bringing focus to Rae Bareli issues, Rahul said he wanted to build a food park here and set up 40 factories.
 
"..today, farmers sell their produce to mandis. We wanted them to sell directly to factories so that they get the right price for what they produce," he said, adding it would have also earned global recognition to the local goods.
 
"..Despite the 'Make in India' programme, the reality is that the only ones benefitting from PM Modi's schemes are India's richest families...Forget 'Make in India', he has snatched 'Made in Raebareli' from you...that is because he wanted to take revenge," he said in an apparent reference to the fact that Rae Bareli is represented by Sonia Gandhi.
 
He also referred to the stalled Railway coach factory.
 
While targeting Modi, Rahul said, "You will give thousands of crores to Mallaya who sells liquor but not to farmers who give you sweat and blood. You don't even give them Rs 50. What kind of a government is this?"
 
He promised to help small entrepreneurs if the alliance is voted to power and provide loans to all those who want to run their own business.
 
Referring to his yatra across UP during which he collected forms of farmers demanding loan waiver, he said he met Modi with the forms signed by two crore farmers for their demands to which the Prime Minister made no committment.
 
"Now he (PM) is promising that loans will be waived in the very first cabinet meeting if BJP comes to power here.. If he really wants to do it, it will take no time...Our demand stands for loan waiver, bringing electricity rates to the half and the right price for our produce," he said.
 
Before their speeches, Rahul and Priyanka were seen chatting and sharing some jokes. Priyanka, clad in white-black handloom cotton saree, was seen whispering something in Rahul's ears after he finished his speech.
 
Though not a frequent visitor, Priyanka has a good following in the area and she is also credited with forging the alliance between SP and Congress.
 
Her absence from the area till now was being questioned by opponents with Union Minister Smriti Irani going to the extent of saying she was trying to avoid "people's questions" about the "unfulfilled promises" of Congress.
A A
       INDIA
Next Article: I am leading real SP, says Akhilesh; warns detractors
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister  
CPI(M)s no to third RS term for Yechury  
Crematorium designed like an airport comes up in Gujarat  
Four killed, many trapped as building collapses in Mumbai  
Modi pulls up BJP MPs over Parliament attendance  
Pak Army targeted schools, not something we'd do: Indian Army  
'Vande Mataram' must be sung in schools, offices: Madras HC  
Mutual respect despite disagreements is beauty of democracy: President Kovind  
Excluding Chitra issue: Vijay Goel sought explanation from AFI  
CS Karnan to make first petition to new President Ram Nath Kovind  
Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's 14th President  
Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90  
Prez Pranab's guidance will help me immensely:PM Narendra Modi  
SC refuses plea to probe mass murder of Kashmiri Pandits  
No of tourists visiting J-K shows positive growth: Govt  
Ganjam DM pleads High Court to recall its ECI notice  
Displaying Army tank will highlight association with defence institutes: JNU VC  
20 arrested in Ayub Pandith lynching case  
Former ISRO chairman U R Rao passes away  
Mob sets truck on fire for allegedly carrying beef  
Search ops underway for 39 missing Indians: Iraq  
CM offers Harmanpreet post in Punjab Police  
Modi’s ‘achhe din’ only in party ads: Uddhav Thackeray  
Farewell Pranab Mukherjee: Outgoing Prez speaks about Modi, Indira Gandhi  
Indore: Vendors deploy armed guards to protect tomatoes!  
 
Secret files: Do you give clean chit to Tomin Thachankary?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy