Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of not giving other senior leaders in his party a chance.
New Delhi, May 9:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called Rahul Gandhi arrogant after the Congress president said he would like to hold the country’s top post and accused him of not giving other senior leaders in his party a chance.
“He came like those bullies barging his way ahead when there are others who have so many years of experience. How can someone just declare himself as the PM? This is simply nothing but arrogance,” Modi said at a rally in Bangarapet.
“Big meetings are being held to remove Modi. How will the big leaders who attend these meetings react to this sudden announcement by one naamdaar (dynast) that he is going to be the PM?” he asked.
Gandhi said on Tuesday that he is ready to be India’s Prime Minister if the Congress emerges as the largest party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, acknowledging for the first time that he would be willing to take the country’s top job.
The Prime Minister also said it was time for Karnataka to say goodbye to the Congress. “It is now time for the Congress Party to depart Karnataka. Wherever in the country there has been an election opportunity, the party has (lost)” the Prime Minister said.
Modi accused the Congress of bringing six evils to the country and not doing justice to the aspirations of the people of Karnataka, where assembly elections are to be held on May 12.
“There are six Cs that the Congress has brought on the nation and these are the evils Congress stands for: Congress culture, communalism, casteism, crime, corruption, contract system,” Modi said.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times