RAHUL MANTRA … "Look, Modi will be beaten with sticks by youths in six months’ time," says Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi yet again went on a tangent against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his campaigning for the Delhi assembly polls. Rahul said the “youth will start beating Modi with sticks in another six months,” as the PM failed to ensure jobs for them.
 “Look, Modi will not be able to come out of his home. The youth of the country will beat him up with sticks and make him understand that progress is not possible if the youth of the country has no jobs,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi, who alleged that the unemployment rate in the country was at a 45-year-high now, said the Union Budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has not addressed this vital issue.

Rahul Gandhi had called PM Modi a “chor” by citing allegations against the Rafale fighter jet deal, during the last Lok Sabha polls in 2019. “Chowkidar Chor Hai,” he had shouted from campaign platforms at a time Modi used the word chowkidar on his twitter handed, to convey the idea that he is the gatekeeper to protect national interests. Rahul had egg on his face,, as the PM gave it back to him in the same coin, by citing the Bofors and saying “chor” was “your baap.” Eventually, Modi swept the polls and Rahul Gandhi ran for cover, quitting his party president post. His mother Sonia Gandhi is now holding charge of the party as its working president.

The Congress party has, from the looks of it, no chance of putting up a good show in the Delhi assembly polls. The fight is between the AAP of Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP. An pre-poll survey released this week said the AAP will come back to power. Kejriwal, who did good work for the poor and ordinary people in the capital, continues to get massive support from these segments of the population. The BJP is trying to sell PM Modi’s successful handing of the Kashmir issue, including abrogation of Article 370, which was an aim of the nation for many decades. 

The passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAA) is also being raised by the BJP to win votes, while the AAP and the Congress are hoping to grab the Muslim votes in toto on this count.  The voting is slated for February 8 – and the campaign ends on Thursday. IHN-NN

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