Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday sharpened his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of working for the benefit of the rich and looting the Air Force and the poor. Referring to the BJP's slogan of 'chowkidar', Gandhi said that only rich people can afford "chowkidar" (watchman) and not farmers.
Addressing a public rally in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone, the Congress chief said that while the prime minister claims to be awake for 22 hours, he could not find to answers his questions on the Rafale deal.
"He claims to be awake for 22 hours but in all this time he did not find the time to figure out answers to my questions on the Rafale deal," he said, accusing Modi of looting the Indian Air Force. The prime minister didn’t even spared the farmers, labourers and small shopkeepers and looted them too, he added.
The Congress president said that while HAL was manufacturing the aircrafts for 70 years, Anil Ambani's compnay had no such experience and it was floated just 10 days before the deal was announced. Despite the fact that Anil Ambani had a debt of Rs 45 Crore, the contract of Rafale jets was given to him.
He also countered the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for its demonetisation move and implementation of "Gabbar Singh Tax", his abbreviation for the GST. Boasting about the Congress's NYAY scheme, which promsies minimum income guarantee for the poor families, Rahul claimed that 72,000 crore will be given back to the people of the country under the scheme.