Congress President Rahul Gandhi today equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a boxer as he said that Modi has punched his own coach LK Advani, farmers, and small traders out instead of fighting against corruption, unemployment and agrarian distress.
Addressing a rally at Bhiwani in Haryana for party candidate Shruti Choudhary, Rahul said,” In the last parliamentary elections the public placed a 56-inch boxer in the ring against the unemployment and corruption thinking he will fight them. But with policies like demonetisation and GST, the boxer started hitting the people instead. Not only that the boxer hit his own guru LK Advani as he punched him as well and after that his team Jaitely and Gadkari.’’
He alleged that Modi ignored the advice of Advani and further side-lined him. Calling Bhiwani district the upcoming boxing capital of the world – Olympian and Congress’s Delhi candidate Vijender Singh belongs from here – Rahul Gandhi said the country also elected a “56-inch boxer” during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections to fight unemployment and corruption.
The Congress president said that in the five years of Modi’s government, he did not even know what he was fighting. “Modi ji you were not supposed fight the public of the country. You were also not supposed to fight the opposition. You needed to fight unemployment and corruption but you failed,” he said.
Slamming PM Modi for allegedly promising Rs 15 lakh to every citizen, Rahul said the promise was not feasible at all for the country. “For our NYAY scheme, we consulted top economists who took four months to chalk out the scheme. They told us that giving Rs 72,000 per year to 25 crore people was possible in our country’s economy,” he said.