Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Tuesday, mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the claims that he made in an interview to a news channel where he said that it was his raw wisdom that he used when he asked the Indian Air Force (IAF) to go ahead with the strikes at Balakot in Pakistan despite bad weather as he felt that the cloud would prevent Pakistani radars from detecting the Indian fighters.
Rahul Gandhi, while addressing an election rally in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh said, “Narendra Modi told officers and Air Chief of Air Force, ‘It’ll be beneficial, radar won’t be able to track aircraft in bad weather’. Narendra Modi ji, whenever it rains in India, do all the aircraft disappear from the radar?”
In an apparent reference to PM Modi’s apolitical interview with actor Akshay Kumar, in which the PM told that he loves to eat mangoes, Rahul said, “Modi ji aapne aam khana sikha diya, aapne kurta kaatna sikha diya, ab aap desh ko ye bata dijiye ki apne 5 saalon main Hindustan ke berozgaar yuvaon ke liye kya kiya? (Modi ji, you taught how to eat mangoes, you taught how to cut kurtas, now tell what you did for the unemployed youth of India?)”
About his party’s NYAY scheme he said it will provide minimum income to the poor and set right the injustice done due to GST and demonetisation.
“The Nyay scheme will benefit five crore families who earn less than Rs 12,000 per month. This means Rs 72,000 will be deposited in the bank accounts of beneficiaries annually and Rs 3.6 lakh in five years.
“The economy has been left in the doldrums due to the flawed GST implementation and demonetisation. Demonetisation and GST have left lakhs of people unemployed and small and medium enterprises have been left in the lurch,” said Rahul, adding, “The Nyay scheme will ensure that people start purchasing goods, while small and medium businesses can start manufacturing the goods resulting in employment opportunities.”
(With PTI inputs)