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Rahul Gandhi lashes out at Modi, says the he is superficial in his approach

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Published Feb 16, 2016, 5:53 pm IST
Updated Feb 16, 2016, 5:53 pm IST
GHe also chided Modi for his inability to fulfill his much talked of promise of bringing back black money from abroad
Rahul Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)
 Rahul Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)

Guwahati: Intensifying his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi here on Tuesday accused him of being “superficial” in his approach.

He apprised the people of how Modi called up Congress president Sonia Gandhi and informed her about the signing of the Naga accord, when none of the stakeholder states’ chief ministers knew about it.

 

“None of the chief ministers — Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam — knew about the accord. We tried to find out if union home minister Rajnath Singh would be able to inform us about the content of the peace accord but to our utter surprise he too was not aware of the accord,” said Gandhi in an obvious dig at Prime Minister of running government alone.

Congress vice-president who was on a two-day pre-election tour to Assam, earlier completed his padyatra in Eastern Assam’s Sibsagar district on Tuesday.

Addressing a public rally at Sibsagar, Gandhi also chided Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his inability to fulfill his much talked of promise of bringing back black money from abroad and depositing Rs 15. lakh in every citizen’s account.

 

Encouraged by public response to his padyatra, which turned into a roadshow, Mr Gandhi said, “The BJP does not have issues of development and peace in mind. Instead, it is more interested in capturing power by putting people of different faiths in conflict. They did the same in Bihar and instigated Hindus against Muslims. They thought they would win elections by doing so but failed.”

He, further, added, “They will try to do the same thing in Assam too.”

“In Bihar the prime minister made many tall promises. They tried so many tricks. But when the results came they could not even understand how the BJP lost,” he said.

 

As a concluding remark, he said that he was encouraged by the response of the public in the state.

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