Vastavam web: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “PPP Congress” jibe, likening him to a mobile phone on “speaker and airplane” mode and not the “work” mode.On the 9th leg of his election tour of Karnataka, he accused Modi of making personal attacks against him as he did not have to speak about on other issues.”There are three modes in a cell phone the first is the work mode the other two are speaker mode and airplane mode. Modi only uses speaker and airplane mode and not the work mode,” he told reporters in an impromptu interaction.
He was responding to a question about Modi’s Tuesday remark at an election rally in Gadag where he said the Congress will become “Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar” Congress after its defeat in the Karnataka Assembly polls.Modi, he said, cannot speak on corruption as the party’s chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa faced graft allegations.
“He cannot speak about corruption as he has Yeddyurappa standing next to him. He cannot speak about farmers as he has not given them MSP, bonus, and not waived farm loan.”He cannot speak about Dalits as Rohit Vemula (a dalit student of Hyderabad who committed suicide) was killed by his people, Dalit inUnnao was killed by his people. What is left? Speak ill about Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah, and (Mallikarjun) Kharge. He does it,” he said.Alleging that atrocities against Dalits and minorities were on the rise, the Congress president said his party would not allow the Constitution to be changed, as asserted by Union minister from Karnataka Anantkumar Hegde.
“Narendra Modi folds his hands in front of Ambedkar’s statue and garlands it, but the causes for which Ambedkar fought, he will not fight for it,” Gandhi said, adding that, all across the country Dalits and minorities were being “beaten up, killed and crushed”.About Hegde’s allegedcomments on the Constitution, he said, “Modi jilisten carefully, put however much strength you have you cannot change Ambedkar’s Constitution because Congress partywill not allow you to do it.” Earlier, the Congress president rode a bicycle as he led a march against high fuel prices at Maluru in Kolar district. He later stood on a bullock cart from where he addressed a gathering.