Prime Minister Modi ‘insulted’ soldiers and did not help migrants: Rahul

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Prime Minister Modi 'insulted' soldiers, says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while addressing an election rally at Hisua in Nawada district of Behar on Friday.

Prime Minister Modi ‘insulted’ soldiers his comment that nobody had intruded into Indian territory in Ladakh. And he did not help the migrants, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Bihar rally on Friday.

While accusing that Prime Minister Modi ‘insulted’ the soldiers with his comment, the Congress leader also alleged that his government did not help the migrant workers from Bihar during the lockdown.

Addressing his first poll rallies in Bihar, Gandhi said the BJP’s election promise of providing 19 lakh jobs was akin to its pledge of depositing Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts of the people.

Raising the China issues at his both rallies — the first at Hisua in Nawada district and another at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur — Rahul said the Chinese army had indeed intruded into the Indian Territory. And he said that the prime minister should tell the country when they will “be thrown out”.

Prime Minister Modi ‘insulted’ soldiers

“They have seized 1,200 sq km of our land. But when the Chinese army intruded, why Prime Minister Modi ‘insulted’ our soldiers by saying that nobody entered into the Indian side?” Gandhi said.

“You ask any Army jawan, he will tell you that today the Chinese army is standing in our area. Our land is snatched away from us,” he claimed. “The question is, Modi ji, when will you throw out the Chinese soldiers sitting in our territory?” he asked.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister also addressed his first election rally in Bihar. He referred to the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese troops. And he stated that the sons of Bihar laid down their lives for the Tricolour. But they did not let “Mother India bow her head”.

Upping the ante, Gandhi said Modi who calls himself a nationalist has weakened the country over the last six years.

“Hindustan is weak today. The country’s economy is suppressed, farmers oppressed and its small shopkeepers are restless. That is why China has intruded into Indian territory,” he said.

‘PM Modi working for corporates’

RJD leader and Mahagathbandhan’s chief ministerial face Tejashwi Yadav also joined Gandhi at his rally in Hisua, where the Congress’s Neetu Singh is contesting against sitting BJP MLA Anil Singh.

Rahul also hit out at the Centre over the recent farm laws. He said these laws have been brought in to attack the farmers. “They had ended the mandi system and the MSP regime in Bihar already. Now, they are doing that across the country,” Gandhi said.

He also accused the prime minister of working for large corporates. “You say that you bow before the Army, the farmers, the labourers and small businesses. But when you go home you work for the Adanis and the Ambanis,” he said.

He also alleged the government did not help migrant workers from Bihar during the lockdown. “Workers of Bihar have been chased away from Delhi and other states. They travelled on foot. When you were walking hungry and thirsty, did Modi help you? Did he help workers of Bihar?” Gandhi asked.

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