Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during an address at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi on Thursday. “They have a young leader. He is learning to speak. From the time he has learnt to speak, there is no end to my joy,” said the PM while referring to Gandhi.
“Naa bolte toh bada bhukamp aajata, aur desh ko kitna bada bhukamp jhelna padta ki desh 10 saal tak ubhar na pata..lekin achha hua bolna shuru kar diya, toh pata chal raha hai bhukamp ki sambhaavna bachhi hi nahin (If he had not spoken, this country would have had to bear a huge earthquake, but it is good he has started to speak because now we know there is no chance of an earthquake),” said the PM while referring to Gandhi’s recent ‘earthquake’ remark over demonetisation.
PM Modi’s remark came after Gandhi’s frequent attack on the Prime Minister. On Wednesday, he had said that PM Narendra Modi received crores from Sahara and Birla groups as Gujarat Chief Minister. At a rally in north Gujarat, Rahul asked whether the entries found in the companies’ records about money given to him were true or false.
He sought an independent probe into the matter. According to Rahul, Sahara paid Modi ₹40 crore in 9 instalments between October 30, 2013, and February 22, 2014. As per another record, Birlas promised to pay ₹25 crore to “the Gujarat Chief Minister,” of which ₹ 12 crore were paid.
“The records are with the I-T Department for the past two-and-a-half years, yet no action has been taken. Who prevented them from probing into the matter and why?” Gandhi asked.
Soon, the BJP hit back at Gandhi calling the allegations baseless and false. Earlier, Gandhi had said that he had information to prove PM Modi’s personal involvement in corruption and that his speech would cause an ‘earthquake’ in Parliament.