Rahul springs to life, says Modi ‘all talk and no work’
Slamming the Narendra Modi government, Gandhi said, “When will the talks stop. When will work begin? Work is being done for only three or four Industrialists. Nothing is being done for the poor.”
The Congress vice president took out a roadshow ahead of the Delhi assembly polls in Kalkaji area of South Delhi to campaign for party candidate Subhash Chopra. Gandhi was accompanied by President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, who is the party candidate from neighbouring Greater Kailash seat. The party was voted out of power in the last election in December, 2012. After three straight terms, the party finished a distant third after the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party.
“Congress is a party for the poor. We will stage a comeback and will hold the hands of the poor,” said Gandhi. “The NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government came to power in May (2014). The Prime Minister has just been doing his personal PR, but no concrete work has been done,” Rahul Gandhi said.
“People are asking when will you (Modi) stop talking and start working? There is favouritism for some, and nothing is being done for the poor. Congress is the party of the poor. We will come back because we will keep standing by the poor, hold their hands and take them on the path of development,” Gandhi added.
Rahul’s roadshow lasted for 80 minutes. He waved to supporters as his open-mini truck criss-crossed the area consisting mostly of JJ clusters and unauthorized colonies. During the 2013 assembly polls Gandhi had received a frosty reception there.
Poll campaign is warming up as voting for the 70-member Delhi assembly will take place February 7 and counting is on February 10. PM Modi is expected to address four rallies in the city between January 31 and February 4.