UP doesn’t need ‘outsider’ Modi, say Priyanka, Rahul
Achhe din promise was like DDLJ, is now Sholay’s Gabbar: Rahul
RAE BARELI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, with him accusing the BJP leader of making empty promises and her dubbing him an outsider to Uttar Pradesh.
At an election rally in the party stronghold of Rae Bareli, Rahul invoked two Bollywood movies — the 1995 romantic hit Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) and the 1975 blockbuster Sholay — to highlight howModi’s tenure had devastated the poor, especially through the government’s junking of high-value banknotes last November.
“Modi promised everything — a clean India, happy women and farmers’ prosperity. He promised achhe din like SRK in DDLJ. But after 2.5 years, it has become Sholay’s Gabbar,” Rahul said, apparently likening the iconic movie character’s looting spree to thegovernment’snoterecallmove.
This was the first time the Gandhis have campaigned together for the Congress in this election season.
They launched the party’s fight for assembly segments in their motherSoniaGandhi’sLokSabha constituency of Rae Bareli.
The Congress is fighting the UP polls in alliance with the ruling Samajwadi Party, and is up against the Bahujan Samaj Party and the BJP, whose campaign has been led by Modi.
The duo targeted the PM – who called himself UP’s adopted son on Thursday — with Priyanka saying the state didn’t need an “outsider”.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaigns with Rahul at Rae Bareilly. This was her first appearance in poll rallies this year.