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PM only speaks of eating mangoes, not jobs: Rahul Gandhi


Bhopal/Neemuch/Bathinda(Pb): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday made reference to recent interviews given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the media while raining jibes at him.

Addressing an election meeting at district headquarters of Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh, Mr Gandhi recounted comments made by the Prime Minister on different subjects in his interviews, one by one, to take a dig at him.

Mr Gandhi also cited Bollywood star Akshay Kumar’s interview of the Prime Minister, where the latter expressed his fondness for mangoes, and said, “Mr Modi taught us how to peel mangoes and eat them. But, he did not say why there is joblessness in the country”.

Mr Gandhi lamented that Mr Modi had hurled abuses at his late father Rajiv Gandhi and said, “I will rather prefer death to talk ill of Mr Modi’s parents because I am a Congressman”. He said the Congress would defeat Modi “with love”.

“Modi ji talks with hatred. He insulted my father, grandmother, great grandfather. But I will never in my life speak about his family, his mother and father. I will die, but will never insult Modiji’s mother and father. “The more you hurl abuses, the more I will shower love on you”, he declared. The leader also highlighted steps taken by the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to uplift farmers.

“This is because I am not an RSS or BJP man, but belong to the Congress. I will return him, love, if hatred is thrown at me…We will defeat Modi Ji with love, hugging you,” he said.

“Our government in MP waived the loans of farmers whereas the previous BJP government in the state opened fire on peasants,” he said recalling the June 2017 incident where police officers fired on agitating farmers in Mandsaur in MP, killing six demonstrators.

Perhaps his own radar should be on his promises, she said while taking a jibe at Modi and reminding him about his unkept promises of putting Rs 15 lakh into bank accounts, doubling farmers income and 2 crore jobs.