Rahul Gandhi was speaking at a rally in Dhule District in northern Maharashtra. The District is close to Nandurbar District which has seen stalwarts of the Gandhi family begin their electoral campaigns right from the days of Indira Gandhi.
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "being busy in PR" even when the country faces challenges in the wake of Pulwama terror attack and recent airstrikes by the Indian Air Force across the LoC.
"I directed all Congress cadre to not criticise the government after the terror attack but our PM does not stop PR activities for the BJP even for five minutes. That's the difference between me and him," said Rahul Gandhi as he addressed a public rally in Dhule in Maharashtra.
He alleged that Modi has not kept a single promise whether it is of two crore jobs or good prices for farmers for their produce.
"I am in politics since 2004. Show me a single false promise made by me. On the contrary, show me a single promise kept by Modi ji. It is my challenge. Anyone can show me a video clip to establish that Modi ji has kept his promise," he said.
Gandhi launched the Congress' campaign in Dhule through a public meeting reportedly attended by around one lakh people.
Dhule District is close to Nandurbar District which has seen stalwarts of the Gandhi family begin their electoral campaigns right from the days of Indira Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi criticised PM Modi over demonetisation and Rafale deal.
"If demonetisation was against black money then why only the common man had to stand in ATM lines for hours at a stretch?" he asked.
Rahul Gandhi continued his attack on Anil Ambani over the Rafale deal. Taking a dig at Ambani, Gandhi said that if anyone gives a paper to Anil Ambani, he won't be able to make even a paper plane out of it. This was an apparent reference to Anil Ambani's venture named Reliance Defense.
Gandhi assured that if Congress came to power after elections, the government will deposit minimum income into every poor person's account.
"This country belongs to everyone. There are different religions, languages and castes. Wherever BJP goes, the party spreads hatred but the Congress spreads love. You (Congress workers) are working to unite India in spite of all the hardships," he said as he accused BJP of stoking communal tension.