Modi is harming himself, will go down one day: Rahul Gandhi

  • Umesh Raghuvanshi, Hindustan Times, Mathura
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2015 02:37 IST
Rahul Gandhi listed all the promises that the PM Modi failed to keep and said he is being abused everywhere he goes. (PTI Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi undoing his popularity by making false promises and the Congress should be ready to fill up the space when he goes down.

"Modiji is causing more harm to himself that even if all of us get together we cannot do that to him," said Gandhi while addressing at a convention of Congress workers in Mathura.

"Keep on targeting the PM as he is bound to go downwards. We need to make sure that Congress is able to fill up the space being vacated by him," he said.


Highlights of Rahul Gandhi's address to party workers in Mathura

The Congress leader listed all the promises that the PM failed to keep and said he is being abused everywhere he goes.

"When Modiji came to power, he made a lot of promises. He told the farmers he will increade the minimum selling price. But farmers are committing suicide in each and every state," he said.

"He said he will bring back black money and transfer Rs 15 lakh to the account of every invidual, provide jobs to youth and promised the veterans the OROP. No promise has been fulfilled. The ex-servicemen are still enquiring about the OROP."

Gandhi repeatedly invoked Steve Jobs — the maverick entrepreneur who rebuilt the then-sinking Apple in the late 90s into one of the world’s most-profitable companies — to emphasise his formula to rebuild the party in UP. “Let there be talks between leaders and workers. The party must work like Steve Jobs’ Apple and be open to all opinions and not just some leaders,” he said.

The congress vice president also criticised the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh saying the Congress is open to all opinions and everyone is allowed have different ideologies.

"Our ideology should be in everyone's heart. We may be the number four party in UP, but we are Number 1 in our ideology. If we can catch our ideology, we will be number one in the state," he said.

The convention is being organised to work out strategy for 2017 assembly elections in the state. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Congress managed to win just two seats - Rahul's Amethi and Sonia Gandhi's Rae Bareli. In the 2012 assembly polls, the party could only win 28 seats in the 403-member House.

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