Modi imposed his 'Man Ki Baat' on people: Rahul

Modi imposed his 'Man Ki Baat' on people: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses 'fishermen's parliament', at Triprayar in Thrissur, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of imposing his 'Man Ki Baat' on crores of Indians, instead of listening to the people's 'Man Ki Baat'.

Formally launching the Congress-led UDF's election campaign in Kerala on Thursday, Rahul also made a slew of promises, ranging from a separate ministry for the fishermen, a law ensuring 33 % reservation for women in Parliament, minimum income to all, support of banks to startups and more infrastructure in sectors like education, health and agriculture and restructuring of the GST.

Despite the Congress-CPM alliance in many states, Rahul accused the CPM in Kerala of perpetrating political violence as the electoral fight in Kerala is mainly between the Congress and the CPM.

He also called on families of the three Youth Congress workers recently murdered in North Kerala and assured them of justice.

Addressing a gathering of thousands of party workers at Kozhikode beach in North Kerala, Rahul compared Modi's Man Ki Baat to a man dictating his ideas to an ocean.

"Over the last five years, Narendra Modi has been dictating his ideologies to the ocean of people. But he did not realise that the ocean won't listen to it. The Congress would listen to the voice of every one, irrespective of their religious or financial status, and implement their requirements," Rahul said.

The Congress President reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others who were involved in the Rafale corruption would be brought before the law. He alleged that Modi offered loan waivers to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh crore to for his 15-odd rich friends and even handed over several airports to Adani group. While the Pulwama terror strike took place, Modi was busy with a photo shoot for his publicity, he alleged.

Rahul who reached Kerala on Wednesday night also had hectic discussions with Congress state leaders on finalising the Lok Sabha candidates. He was silent on the Sabarimala issue as well as AICC spokesperson and close-aide Tom Vadakkan switching to the BJP.

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