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Modi is rich men's chowkidar: Rahul

‘Through his speeches he is circulating lies and lies only’

Modi is rich mens chowkidar: Rahul

Malda: Narendra Modi is the "chowkidar" of the rich and not the poor and through his speeches he is circulating lies and lies only, Rahul Gandhi, Congress president said on Saturday.

"Modi is the Chowkidar of the rich. He is the Chowkidar of Anil Ambani and Nirav Modi and not the chowkidar of the poor as the poor people do not require any chowkidar," Gandhi said while addressing a public meeting on Saturday afternoon.

During his 20 minutes speech Gandhi said that despite assurance by Modi, people did not receive Rs 15 lakh in their bank account. Also giving jobs to 2 crore youths is a big hoax. He said through Rafael deal Modi had directly given Rs 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani.

He said if Congress voted to power then the stress would be on education and health care and GST would be reformed.

He said that a "one party government" was ruling in Bengal and no development had taken place in the past seven years. "There was an organized party for 34 years and now a one man government. Both have not carried out any development."

Reacting sharply mayor Firhad Hakim said, "Trinamool was ready to give any importance to Rahul Gandhi. Pradesh Congress has no organization in Bengal."

Earlier, unruly scenes were witnessed at AICC president Rahul Gandhi's rally venue at Malda on Saturday when restive party supporters threw chairs and broke the barricade of the VIP enclousure. Gandhi was not present at the venue at Chanchal at the time as he is scheduled to reach there at 3pm from Purnea in Bihar.

The incident took place when Congress activits who had arrived at the venue from the nearby districts tried to barge into the inner ring of the rally ground, leading to commotion.

They shouted slogans against the party's state leadership for not making proper arrangements for the supporters to sit at the venue. The state Congress leaders and police personnel posted at the spot tried to pacify the crowd but their pleas fell on deaf ears as supporters started throwing chairs at the VIP sitting zone in front of the stage, which was earmarked for senior party leaders and MLAs.

The situation was brought under control after the police and party leaders pacified the crowd, party sources said.

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