Chandigarh: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “boxer” who entered the ring to fight unemployment but ended up punching his “coach” and veteran BJP leader L K Advani.
The Congress president used the boxer analogy at a poll rally in Bhiwani, which is known as India’s boxing nursery and has produced famous boxers including Vijender Singh, who is fighting the Lok Sabha polls as a Congress nominee from Gurugram constituency.
“A boxer Narendra Modi, who boasted of his 56-inch chest, entered the ring to fight unemployment, farmers’ issue, corruption and other issues,” the Congress president said.
“Narendra Modi’s coach Advani ji, other team members like Gadkari were there... Modi entered the ring and the first thing he did was to deliver a punch on Mr Advani’s face,” Mr Gandhi said, adding that the PM had “insulted” the senior BJP leader.
After punching Mr Advani, this boxer knocked out small shopkeepers with demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax, said Mr Gandhi referring to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
The Congress leader also accused PM Modi of deceiving the people of India. “This boxer does not know who he is fighting against. Pradhanmantri ji, you have deceived the people of India,” he said.
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