Rahul attacks Modi, Kejriwal at Delhi rally
New Delhi: Ahead of civic elections in the national capital, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing them of practising the “politics of false promises” and added that they had done little for the development of Delhi.
Addressing a workers’ rally organised by the party’s Delhi unit at the Ramlila Maidan here, Gandhi said that the Prime Minister had not fulfilled his promises to the people, and termed Kejriwal the “king” of Aam Aadmi Party and one who “does not listen to anybody”.
The workers convention was organised keeping in mind the upcoming civic polls in the national capital. Gandhi targeted both Modi and Kejriwal for leading “individual-centric” governments.
“They practice politics of lies,” said Gandhi, who arrived at the venue about two hours behind schedule.
The rally was organised ahead of municipal elections likely to be held next month.
Gandhi also attacked Modi over the recent killings of Indians in the US.
“Modiji talks about 56-inch chest. When our youth are being killed why is he not speaking? Why is he silent? He is not speaking up because India’s Prime Minister is scared of speaking up (to the US),” Rahul said.
He said that both Kejriwal and Modi say that only they know the best.
“Today unemployment in India is at seven year peak. No jobs are being provided by the BJP government as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” added Gandhi.
He said that Congress governments raise the problems of the people and the party is the voice of every countryman.
Hitting out at Kejriwal, he said: “Many children died due to dengue in Delhi last year, did they die during Congress’ rule?”
“Both central government and Delhi government have cheated the people of Delhi and ruined the state. We will work on the ground in Delhi and we’ll win the corporation elections and the next assembly elections in the national capital,” said Gandhi.