PM Modi Mocks Rahul Gandhi, Calls Him 'Shehzada' at Political Rally

PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi, predicts his loss in Wayanad like Amethi, accuses Congress of vote-bank politics and claims INDIA alliance will fight each other after elections.

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PM Modi Mocks Rahul Gandhi, Calls Him 'Shehzada' at Political Rally

PM Modi Mocks Rahul Gandhi, Calls Him 'Shehzada' at Political Rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a public rally in Nanded, Maharashtra on Friday. Modi referred to Gandhi as the 'Shehzada' (prince) of the Congress party and said that he is seeing signs of difficulty in his candidature from the Wayanad constituency.

Modi claimed that just as Rahul Gandhi had to flee from Amethi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he would also leave Wayanad after the voting on April 26, 2024. The Prime Minister suggested that the Congress party is waiting to announce another seat for Rahul Gandhi to contest from after the Wayanad voting is completed.

The Prime Minister also took a veiled attack on Congress' former chief Sonia Gandhi, saying some INDIA bloc leaders left the Lok Sabha and moved to the Rajya Sabha as they had no courage to contest elections. Modi claimed that the INDIA bloc constituents were contesting the elections against each other in 25% of the seats and that they would be 'fighting more with each other' after the election results on June 4.

Why this matters: The remarks by PM Modi highlight the intensifying political rhetoric and personal attacks as the 2024 Lok Sabha elections enter a critical phase. The comments also underscore the BJP's strategy of targeting the Congress leadership and questioning the unity of the opposition INDIA alliance.

Modi further accused the Congress of being a 'wall' between the development of Dalits, the poor, and the deprived, and said the I.N.D.I.A. alliance only believes in vote-bank politics. He highlighted the poor development of Marathwada and Vidarbha regions under the Congress rule, and said his government has enabled 'Nal se Jal' (piped water) to 80% of households in Nanded.

The Prime Minister also spoke about his government's initiatives for the Sikh community, including the return of the Guru Granth Sahib from Afghanistan and the Kartarpur corridor. Modi assured that his decisions are not made to scare or chase away anyone, but rather for the overall development of the country.

"The 'shehzada' and his team were waiting for the elections to conclude on April 26 so they could seek a 'safer seat' elsewhere," Modi said, mocking Rahul Gandhi's prospects in Wayanad.

Key Takeaways

  • PM Modi attacked Rahul Gandhi, calling him 'Shehzada' and predicting his loss in Wayanad
  • Modi claimed Rahul will flee Wayanad like he did Amethi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
  • PM accused Congress of being a 'wall' between development of Dalits, poor, and deprived
  • Modi touted his govt's initiatives for Sikh community, including Kartarpur corridor
  • PM claimed INDIA alliance constituents are contesting against each other in 25% seats