Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the PM is a “great magician” who can make even democracy “disappear”, PTI reported.
Addressing an election rally at Jowai in Meghalaya, Mr. Rahul said: “The prime minister is living up to this wonderful image of a great magician who can make thing appear and disappear at the snap of a finger. He has made many things appear and disappear effortlessly.”
“Scamsters like Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi magically disappeared from India and reappeared in foreign lands out of the reach of Indian law. Modiji’s magic can even make democracy disappear from India very soon,” the Congress president said.
Eyeing for the Congress’ fouth term under Chief Minister Mukul Sangma in Meghalaya, the Congress chief is busy campaigning in the state, that goes to polls on February 27 for the 60-seat Meghalaya Assembly. The Congress is in power in the state for three consecutive terms.
Slamming the Centre’s NDA government for the ”disappearance” of the three ”scamsters”, Mr Gandhi said, ”With the Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi scandals we know that this is a government that not only cannot remove corruption but is actively participating in it.”
Mr. Gandhi said the BJP-led government had failed to create jobs for youth and fair prices to farmers for their produce.
”Four years ago the PM of our country sold dreams to the people of India. Achhe din and Rs. 15 lakh to each account, two crore jobs and so on … The tribals of India had felt that they would get equal share, and their land, traditions and culture would be protected.
”But as this government enters the fag end of its tenure, instead of giving hope, security and economic growth, it has dealt the people only hopelessness, unemployment, fear, hatred and violence,” he said.