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‘Cries for help are of people’: Rahul Gandhi on PM Modi’s ‘bachao’ jibe

Modi had hit out at their proposed “Mahagathbandhan” (Grand Alliance), saying it was a combine of those who were angry at his stringent action against corruption.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2019 08:21 IST
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)
         

Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday over his “bachao, bachao” swipe at the Opposition, saying the cries of help were of people “begging” to be freed from “your tyranny and incompetence”.

Gandhi’s attack came a day after Modi, taking a dig at the Opposition rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, said the BJP had only one MLA in West Bengal, “but still they are so afraid of us, because we follow the path of truth, that they have gathered parties from across the country and are crying ‘Rbachao , bachao, bachao’ (save us)”.

“Your Highness, The cries for help are the cries of millions of unemployed youth; of farmers in distress; of oppressed Dalits & Adivasis; of persecuted minorities; of small businessmen in ruin; begging to be freed from your tyranny & incompetence. In 100 days they will be free,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

On a day when several opposition parties came together on a common platform in Kolkata, Modi had hit out at their proposed “Mahagathbandhan” (Grand Alliance), saying it was a combine of those who were angry at his stringent action against corruption as they had been stopped from looting public money.

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