In the escalating war-of-words between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the latter on Saturday takes a dig at the former saying that PM Modi is running the country by looking at the rear view mirror, “which will cause accidents”.
Addressing a rally in Hosapete for the upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka, Mr Gandhi said: “You (Modi) drive the vehicle by just looking in the rear view mirror, which will cause accidents. This country cannot be run by looking in the rear view mirror.”
“In his one-hour long speech in parliament this week, PM Modi did not speak about the burning issues pertaining to agrarian problem, unemployment, tribals and Dalits,” alleged Mr. Gandhi. “Rather, he chose to speak about the past.”
Mr Gandhi said: “Modiji, this country has not made you prime minister to talk only about the past. This country wants to know your future plans for the country.”
He advised the prime minister “to learn governance” from state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah “who runs the government looking forward”.
Mr Gandhi also said PM Modi spoke about corruption but his party government in Karnataka had set a “world record” in corruption under the rule of B S Yeddyurappa, who was sacked from the post on graft charge.
The Congress party chief promised the people that the Congress would double the amount of work it had done in the last five years if given another opportunity to govern the state.