People rejected Rahul in 5 years, Modi in 1 year: Ashok Tanwar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Mar 14, 2015 19:14 IST

Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee Ashok Tanwar said that it took five years for the public to get disillusioned with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, while current prime minister Narendra Modi's fever seemed to waning in less than a year.

Tanwar said this in a press interaction in Rohtak at the resident of former home minister Subhash Batra on Saturday.

Responding to a media query, former Congress MP from Sirsa said: "The first Congress led government tenure was made possible in 2004 under the leadership of its president Sonia Gandhi, while the second consecutive tenure could be possible by Rahul Gandhi".

Taking a swipe at ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the senior Congress leader said that the brand image created by Modi to be pro-common man has taken a serious beating, after it failed utterly on all fronts and electorate has started realizing its mistake in voting them.

"Scores of farmers in Haryana are languishing in jail for raising their voice in support of implementing MS Swaminathan commission report, a promise made by Modi government in their poll speeches and manifesto", he said.

On the infighting in state Congress between his camp includes CLP leader Kiran Choudhry and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he said that the party belongs to all, and every leader capabilities are being utilised to strengthen the party.

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