PM Modi always on airplane or speaker mode, not work mode: Rahul Gandhi
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his campaign trail in Kolar, Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi compared PM Modi to a mobile phone that is either on airplane mode or speaker mode, but never on work mode, alluding to the PM's frequent rhetorical speeches, and foreign visits.
Mr. Gandhi posed four questions to the PM, urging him to explain the choice of a corrupt Chief Ministerial candidate and the awarding of eight tickets to the Reddy brothers by the BJP. The Congress President wondered out aloud as to where the promised 2 crore jobs were, and as to why the Rafale contract was not awarded to H.A.L., a government entity. He further asked the PM as to why even after being in power for four years, he hasn't been able to do anything for farmers, while the Congress party's government had waived off farm loans worth Rs. 8,000 crore. Mr. Gandhi also took BJP President Amit Shah to the cleaners, wondering how the BJP could possibly wax eloquent about honesty and decency, while its own party president stands accused of murder.
Further, taking his attack to the online space, Mr. Gandhi tweeted an article about the imminent collapse of the finance ministry, with a sarcastic note on how the Prime Minister had decided to shut down the Finance Ministry until further notice, as FM Arun Jaitley is unwell and the Finance Secretary has taken off on a meditation retreat. Mr. Gandhi added that PMO will continue to take all financial policy decisions, as it has done before--a distinct jibe at the way crucial decisions like Demonetisation were arrived at rather unilaterally by the PM.