PM Modi was wearing Rs 10-lakh suit, Rahul Gandhi says
TNN | Jan 29, 2015, 05.13 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at PM Narendra Modi saying that he has ‘fooled’ the nation on the issue of black money stashed in foreign accounts.
Speaking at a rally in Dehli’s Seelampur, Rahul said that the PM misused public money to get himself Rs 10 lakh suit during US President Barack Obama’s India visit. The PM’s suit had stripes that spelled out his name all over it.
In a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi cited th failure of his government to keep its promise of checking price rise and bringing the black money back into the country within 100 days of assuming power.
“He (Modi) claimed that he would bring back the black money back into India and put Rs.15 lakh everyone’s bank account. But did you get any Rs.15 lakh?” Rahul Gandhi asked the people.
“The reality is that the Congress intends to include the poor in Delhi’s growth story. We understand what it means to develop, and we want all to develop, but we also want the poor to be included in that dream. Our youth should feel that Delhi belongs to them as well… their (the BJP and the AAP) real goal is to keep the poor away from development,” Rahul Gandhi said at an election rally.
Taking a jab at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Gandhi said its only goal was to “keep the Congress out of power” in the national capital.
He said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party was one that even failed to retain its associates like Kiran Bedi who had switched over to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which made her its chief ministerial candidate.
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In a frontal attack on the BJP, Gandhi said the BJP made only tall claims but delivered little after coming to power.
If we have to take Delhi ahead, we’ll have to take everyone forward.
— INC India (@INCIndia) January 29, 2015
(With inputs from IANS)