I am a proud Indian, Rahul says to PM's ‘countrymen ashamed’ remark

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: May 20, 2015 20:11 IST

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for his “Indians ashamed” remarks, saying he was a proud Indian.

“I am a proud Indian. All of us are proud Indians,” Gandhi said when asked whether Modi had insulted the nation by claiming on foreign soil that Indians used to feel unfortunate earlier and now they felt proud since his government came to power.

"What people have felt is known to all and a lot of discussion has been held on it... I don't want to elaborate," the Congress vice-president said while speaking to newspersons at the Lucknow airport before leaving for Delhi after winding up his three-day visit to Amethi.

Repeating his allegation of "suit-boot ki sarkar", Gandhi asserted that the present government is not that of the poor and farmers.

“I want to repeat what I said in Parliament...this government is not for the poor, farmers and weaker people but of selected industrialists, a handful of those who are near the Prime Minister and all their works are being done,” he said.

Hours after #ModiInsultsIndia was among the top trending topics on Twitter, in apparent reaction to PM Modi's speeches in Shanghai and Seoul, #ModiIndiasPride raced ahead in the India trending list on Tuesday evening.

#ModiInsultsIndia was among the top trends for several hours following perceived unhappiness over Modi's comments during his three-nation tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea.

Twitter rage at Modi: Story of #ModiInsultsIndia and #ModiIndiasPride

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