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Rahul retorts, says Modi likes peeping into others' bathrooms

Lucknow, Feb 11, 2017, DHNS: 2:25 IST
The Congress Vice President also said that the Prime Minister will get a 'jolt' once the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are out. PTI file photo
Incensed over Narendra Modi’s ‘raincoat’ remark on ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday retorted that Modi liked to “peep into others’ bathrooms” and read “horoscopes”.

“The prime minister likes to peep into the bathrooms of others....he likes to google search....he is free to take out horoscope of others, but he should also work for the country,” Rahul said, addressing a joint press conference here with his electoral alliance partner and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to release their Common Minimum Program (CMP).

Rahul said the prime minister has failed to deliver on his promises. “He can search google and read horoscope when he is free in the evenings, but he should also focus on other important issues,” he added.The Congress vice president said Modi talks like a loser since he is aware of losing UP polls.

“The prime minister resorts to distraction when he is unable to provide answers to pressing problems...he has failed on demonetisation, black money, national security, farmers,employment,” Rahul remarked.

Akhilesh, however, adopted a softer approach. “Modi's anger proves that he has realised that he is losing the electoral battle”, he said. The chief minister also said everyone’s horoscope was available on the internet. “Anyone can read anyone’s horoscope,” he added.

Akhilesh also rejected Modi's assertion that the alliance between Congress and SP was in fact an “alliance of two families” and said it was an “alliance between two young leaders”.

Rahul’s jibe came in response to Modi’s controversial remarks on Manmohan Singh. “The politicians should learn from Manmohan Singh...despite so many scams during his regime, he remained above board...one should learn the art of bathing wearing raincoat,” the prime minister had said.

Modi on Friday also warned the rivals against attacking him and said he had “kachcha chittha” (detailed information) about them (opponents) and would reveal them if forced.

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