Don't befool people for votes, Rahul tells Modi
In the sharpest attack on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi so far, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today asked the BJP leader not to "befool the public by raising bogey of Gujarat model which he said was a 'toffee' model."
Addressing an election rally here, Mr Gandhi said prime land of poor farmers was being given to industrialists at throwaway prices in Gujarat.
For example, 45,000 acres of land was given away to an industrialist at the rate of rupees one per metre, which is the price of a toffee and not even chocolate which costs Rs 5 per piece.
In a bid to connect with the people, he said Bihari people were have their own radars to comprehend things at the ground level for themselves whether they are in Maharashtra or Japan. Biharis, using this radar, like aeroplane pilots who manage to decipher about movement of other planes in the airspace, quickly understand the ground situation.
Mr Gandhi said In Bihar, a model suited for this state would be fit for implementation not the Gujarat model which Mr Modi keeps on parroting.
"All that the people of Bihar needs is to be set free from their shackles. Then you would see what Biharis are capable of achieving," he added.
Without taking name of the BJP or Mr Modi, Mr Gandhi said attempts were being made to grab the keys of the nation so that the one individual (Modi) who knows everything could run the show.
The Congress leader said the ongoing electoral tussle was a fight between two ideologies and people had to make the right choice at the hustings.
(Posted on 16-04-2014)