NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a blazing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over removal of the CBI Director which the Congress president said was directly linked to the Rafale scam as the agency was questioning the BJP over the deal.
Rahul took a jibe at Modi and said, “Mitron please don't make me a Prime Minister but make me a chaukidar. But the chaukidar bought an aircraft worth Rs 526 crore in Rs 1,600 crore. Chaukidar put Rs 30,000 crore in Anil Ambani's pocket. But do you know what chaukidar did last night? He removed the CBI Director because they were investigating the Rafale deal corruption."
Rahul, who is on a two-day election tour in Rajasthan's Hadouti region, addressed a public rally in Jhalawar, known to be the bastion of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh, the area’s MP.
The way Rahul attacked the Modi government over the Rafale scam, the Modi-Ambani connection and absconders Mehul Choksey, Vijay Mallya and Neerav Modi, it's clear that corruption is going to be the key issue the Congress is going to focus on in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Rahul also spoke on farmer suicides, one of the biggest issues in the area where 150 farmers have allegedly committed suicide (though the Raje government denies this) and said, “The farmer does not get water, electricity, he neither gets any bonus nor any buyers for his produce and he is not able to get his own money back. In the last five years not a single rupee has been waived off for the farmers. But on the other hand crores have been waived off for the top 15 industrialists. The central and state government does nothing for the farmers of Jhalawar. I want to ask you one question - have you seen Modi Ji or Vasundhara Raje's picture with any farmers?"