Rahul lobs 'buy church' salvo at BJP


Taking a jibe at the Centre over diamantaire Nirav Modi fleeing the country, Gandhi said, "I would like to request (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji, on behalf of all of us, to bring back the other Modiji, when he goes on another of his many foreign trips". Earlier in the day, replying to PM Narendra Modi's tweet, Rahul Gandhi said that he was looking forward to knowing the former's response to the PNB row and Rafale deal.

In a scathing attack on Modi in poll-bound Meghalaya, Rahul called the PM an "instrument of corruption". But now in their arrogance they think they can buy God. "He has made many things appear and disappear effortlessly", he said.

Rahul's tweet reads, "Modi Ji, last month you ignored my suggestions for your Mann Ki Baat monologue". Gandhi has also been attacking the government on the Rafale deal.

Rahul Gandhi accused the Modi government of making Aadhaar mandatory for bank accounts and registration of mobile sim cards in order to intensify surveillance on the citizens of the country.

With just a few days left in the big electoral battle in Meghalaya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit the Garo Hills to address election rallies on Feb 22 at 2 pm.

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From the absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi who swindled several thousand crores from banks to the allegedly sponsored facelift of churches in the north east which was turned down by the religious heads, Rahul cited everything and condemned every act. "He himself is on bail in a Rs 500 crore National Herald scam and there were a number of scams during the UPA when his mother was the Congress president and de facto head of the government", said BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni.

"People of Meghalaya have given a resounding NO to the attempts by the BJP and show that they can not be bought", said Rahul to applause from the crowds.

"In Meghalaya MLAs are being lured with money by the BJP". It was rejected outright by at least two main churches of the state.

Currently, Siddaramaiah-led Congress government is in power in the state. But the people of the state are intelligent and will not allow them.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will resume his campaign in Karnataka on February 24 for the Assembly elections. "We are all proud of you", he added.