Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, on Saturday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his raincoat and Google jibes.
“PM ko sirf google pe search karna accha lagta hai, logon ke bathroom mein jhaankna accha lagta hai. (PM only likes to search on Google, sneak into other people’s bathrooms.),” he said at a joint press conference with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav where the SP-Congress alliance released a 10-point Common Minimum Programme (CMP).
“He (Modi) can do this (peeping into bathrooms) in his free time,” Rahul said.
While addressing an election rally in Bijnor on Friday, Modi had said that Google was full of jokes on Gandhi.
His attack on the Congress VC came just a couple of days after he had attacked former prime minister, Manmohan Singh, with raincoat remarks.
Modi, while speaking in the parliament, had said that Singh knew the art of bathing with raincoat on. This comment had prompted Congress to stage a walkout from the Rajya Sabha. The party has now decided to boycott Modi inside the parliament until he apologises.
On Sunday, Modi also came under attack from Yadav, who’s also the incumbent chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and seeking re-election with Congress’s support in the ongoing elections.
Taking a potshot at Modi, he said, “Bohot ghussa hona acchi baat nahi hai, is se pata chalta hai pairon ke neeche se zameen sarak rahi hai (It’s not good to have too much temper. This simply shows that the ground is fast slipping from under your feet).”
Modi had said in an election rally in Haridwar yesterday that BJP had a detailed dossier on the Congress leaders.
“Mein Congress ke logon se kehta hoon: zabaan sambhaal kar rakho, warna mere paas aapki poori janampatri padi hui hai (hold your tongue, I have your entire horoscope).
Reacting to this comment, Rahul today dared him saying, “You are the Prime Minister for over past two years…You can take out the janmapatri of Congress and go ahead with it.”
To another comment of Modi that Rahul is the “most joked about person” on Google, the Congress Vice President hit back, saying, “…he likes to search Google and he can do so in his past time…but he has failed in his functions as PM…he will get a jolt from the results of these elections.”
“(Actually) Modi’s policy is that of distraction…when he cannot give answers to issues like employment, security, demonetisation…he indulges in distraction and the whole country knows about it,” Rahul said.
He said Modi had promised to provide two lakh jobs every year and last year only one lakh youths were provided jobs and this year with the unemployment going high, things are back to square one.
“Modi talks about security and terorism…the result of surgical strike has been that some 90 security personnel had to sacrifice their lives first time in seven years,” he said.
Speaking at the press conference, the UP Chief Minister said emotions and anger were not right as these were elections for growth and prosperity of the state.
“Anyone’s ‘janmpatri’ is just a click away in this age of Internet,” Akhilesh said, asking the “PM and BJP not to mislead people and come forward and tell them as to what they have given to the state which has elected all prominent NDA leaders”.
(With additional inputs from PTI)