Most leaders who spoke at the rally focused on Rahul and his role in the “historic victory” for the farmers over the Modi government’s retreat on the land acquisition law. “Did it happen?” Rahul Gandhi asked. He used to wear kurta then. Are you criticising your grandfather and father? In hindsight, they couldn’t have asked for anything less from JDU and RJD. Repeating the suit-boot jibe at PM Modi, the Congress leader said, “Modi ji was a chai wala”. Don’t be childish and immature. “The Modi government has not the time or inclination to solve their problems”.
With elections in Bihar emerging as a test for the grand secular alliance as well as for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies, the Congress farmer rally appeared a subtext to project Rahul Gandhi’s as saviour of farmers, and a friend of common man, who forced the government’s climb-down. “You build India. We will never forget you”, Gandhi added. “He is trying to take the name of the Prime Minister, so that he is in the news…” Even Congress does not take him seriously as it did not make him its president.
Naidu said the NDA government had launched several social security schemes for the poor. Recently at a farmers’ rally, Rahul had promised not to let the controversial land bill pass, saying the PM’s “Make in India” campaign was actually “Take in India” and had “no place for farmers and labourers”. “There is not a single person here who does not have Congress party in their DNA…” he said.
Speakers at the rally highlighted Rahul Gandhi’s role in taking the lead on the land bill issue.
He was launching BJP’s youth wing BJYM’s nationwide “Panch Kranti Abhiyan” on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.
“….every allegations they are making is boomeranging on them”.
It seems Congress party is already testing itself in UP waters and assessing the party’s strategy for Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017.
“Now I believe the Congress is like a family where members can have differences of opinion but they all remain united”.
“The UPA regime at the Centre had totally neglected the collage for which Feroze Gandhi had given his life at the young age of 48″, he said.
“However, the present Modi government will develop these twin constituencies without any bias”, he added. It should not be politicized.
“Modiji will go down”.
“What will be its implications on the global arena that has to be studied. Did anyone speak during all the scams or when Congress was routed”, he said.