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PM only speaks of eating mangoes, not jobs: Rahul

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Published : May 15, 2019, 12:53 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2019, 6:29 am IST

Gandhi recounted comments made by Mr Modi on different subjects in his interviews, one by one, to take a dig at him.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev temple ahead of an election rally in Tarana, Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday.  (Photo: PTI)
 Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev temple ahead of an election rally in Tarana, Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday made reference to recent interviews given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the media while raining jibes at him.

Addressing an election meeting at district headquarters of Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh, Mr Gandhi recounted comments made by Mr Modi on different subjects in his interviews, one by one, to take a dig at him.

He took a swipe at the PM for his remarks that clouds had helped Indian Air Force fighter jets evade Pakistani radar during the attack on terror camps in Balakot, quipping, “Clouds, rains, and storms help aircraft evade radar. Kamal hai!”

Mr Gandhi also cited Bollywood star Akshay Kumar’s interview of the Prime Minister, where the latter expressed his fondness for mangoes, and said, “Mr Modi taught us how to peel mangoes and eat them. But, he did not say why there is joblessness in the country”.

Mr Gandhi lamented that Mr Modi had hurled abuses at his late father Rajiv Gandhi and said, “I will rather prefer death to talking ill of Mr Modi’s parents, because I am a Congress man”.

“The more you hurl abuses, the more I will shower love on you”, he declared.The leader also highlighted steps taken by the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to uplift farmers. “Our government in MP waived the loans of farmers whereas the previous BJP government in the state opened fire on peasants,” he said recalling the June 2017 incident where police officers fired on agitating farmers in Mandsaur in MP, killing six demonstrators.

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Tags: rahul gandhi, narendra modi
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal