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Published On: Mon, May 7th, 2018

Rahul Gandhi compares PM Modi to a ‘mobile phone without work mode’

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DclMSv6VwAABq_v-1024x731BANGALURU : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday ditched his high-security SUVs and choppers for a cycle as he campaigned in Karnataka’s Kolar ahead of the assembly elections here scheduled for May 12. Despite a much slower mode of transportation, there was no let up in his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom Rahul Gandhi termed as a ‘mobile phone without work mode.’
Congress president , who has been campaigning for his party in Karnataka took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday over his foreign trips and election campaign. Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi is either on ‘speaker mode’ or ‘airplane mode’ but never adopts ‘work mode’.
“There are three modes in a mobile phone; work mode, speaker mode and airplane mode. Modi Ji only uses speaker mode and airplane mode, he never uses work mode,” Rahul Gandhi told media during his protest in Kolar against Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre over the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country.
The BJP hit back at Rahul Gandhi, saying the Congress leader is always on ‘entertainment mode’. “Rahul Gandhi has been on ‘entertainment mode’. Many attend his rally for the entertainment he offers during his speech,” BJP spokesperson GVL Rao told a news channel.
Earlier today, Rahul accused the BJP government of “loot” in the name of “fuel” by collecting Rs ten lakh crore in taxes on petrol, LPG and diesel and not passing on the benefit of falling international crude price to the common people.Gandhi shared a one minute forty two seconds long video on Twitter, saying “this video shows the truth about fuel prices under PM Modi”.
War of words between leaders of both Congress and BJP have increased in intensity with each passing day leading up to May 12. On Monday, Rahul stepped up the attack a notch by questioning the work done by PM Modi since BJP’s win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul has previously accused PM Modi of re-packaging Congress’ work and taking credit for it, of remaining silent on critical issues concerning the country and the common man, and of encouraging ‘corrupt’ politicians by giving them electoral tickets.
Not that the BJP has taken everything lightly.
PM Modi and BJP presdent Amit Shah have targeted Rahul an equal number of times with the former even claiming that Rahul won’t be able to speak for 15 minutes without looking at his speech paper on Congress’ development-related work in Karnataka.
The two parties and its leaders have traded barbs which have become more stinging because of what is at stake in the near future. Congress does not want to lose Karnataka – one of very few states it still has any sway in. The BJP, on the other hand, wants to build momentum ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections and a win in Karnataka could also give the party a footing in south India.( With Agency Inputs ).

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