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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

PM plays drums in Japan while India suffers: Rahul

PTI  Amethi, September 04, 2014
First Published: 18:20 IST(4/9/2014) | Last Updated: 01:38 IST(5/9/2014)

In a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he was "playing drums" in Japan while people suffered from power crisis and soaring vegetable prices.

The Congress vice-president said Modi came to power by making big promises and but his government is yet to even begin working on them despite completing 100 days in office.

Read: BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi for attacking Modi

"They had made big promises but where is the result? They might have forgotten so let me remind them. They said they will change the country, bring down prices, reduce corruption.

100 days are over. "At least begin working now. People say they have not even started working. The PM is playing drum in Japan while there is no electricity here and prices are rising," he told reporters.

During his recent visit to Japan, Modi had tried his hand at playing drum while taking part in a function.

On a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, Rahul admitted to differences in opinion in Congress over issues and said there has always been "this type of tension" in the party. The party will deal with the issue, he said.

A group of young Congress leaders, including 15 AICC secretaries, recently decided to write to senior leaders against what they claimed was attempt to damage the party's image by making controversial statements outside party fora.

It is being seen as a rallying of support for Gandhi within the party after comments of several party leaders were seen as a disapproval of his leadership style.

"Congress party is an old organisation... There are multiple voices and all those voices will bring solution to the party," he said.

Rahul earlier faced some grilling by his electorate over power crisis in the area and said he has written a letter to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in this regard.

He arrived this morning and visited the villages which had fetched him large numbers of votes in the recent Lok Sabha elections.


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