Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed Congress Party, accusing it of working at the behest of middlemen during the UPA’s term and saying “Kuch log har keemat pe chowkidaar ko hatana chahte hain”
Addressing a rally in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, he praised Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman’s speech during the Rafale debate in Parliament, before going on to attack the Congress, “They want to remove the chowkidaar at any cost. Whether it is a society, flat, factory or mohalla, thieves always first conspire to remove the chowkidaar… Thieves cannot tolerate a chowkidaar”.
Taking on the Congress over Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case, he said, “They are also disturbed because their secrets are unraveling. One of his letters exposed how top Congress leaders and ministers were intimately known to him. He knew what happened every moment in the PMO, where each file went.”
“He (Michel) knew about the sittings of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and leaked the information to foreign countries. I cannot understand whether Congress ran a sarkaar or Michel Mama’s darbaar,” said Modi, assuring that the “law will spare no one”.
Responding and lashing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and GST, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday dubbed him as an “incompetent man who listens to nobody”.
The Congress president accused Modi of destroying India’s growth story through these two measures.
“Congress built the India growth story. Modi has used demonetisation and the Gabbar Singh Tax to completely destroy it. He’s an incompetent man who listens to nobody,” Gandhi tweeted, citing a media report.
The report claimed that demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax were headed to look like bigger failures (than they actually are) due to flow of black money and tax evasion.