New Delhi: In a hard-hitting attack, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing “dalali” over the blood shed by Indian soldiers.
Gandhi was addressing a rally at the Jantar Mantar here at the end of his Kisan Yatra that took place in election-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Modi, he said, was taking political mileage from the surgical strikes the army conducted in Pakistani territory and the sacrifices of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Unki dalali kar rahe ho,” he thundered.
“Yeh bilkul galat hai… Hindustan ki sena ne Hindustan ka kaam kiya, aap apna kaam keejiye… (This is totally wrong… The Indian Army did its job for India, you do your work),” the Congress leader said.
The Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on the intervening night of September 28/29 against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in the wake of a terror attack that left 19 soldiers dead in Jammu and Kashmir.
An aggressive Gandhi also accused Modi of not fulfilling promises made to the people during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Asking Modi to do justice to the people of the country, he said that the Prime Minister has only tried to divide the country by ‘making people fight against each other’.
“Modi have been able to do two things – one making two Indians fight between each other and to divide the nation. He made people fight among each other in all states. In Uttar Pradesh, he made the Hindus and the Muslims fight among each other,” said Gandhi.
He further said: “I want to tell Narendra Modi, to the RSS people, and the BJP that this country wants justice from you, and your responsibility is to give justice.”
“You asked us what did we do in the past 70 years. I’ll tell you today, what we did. We gave justice to the people. We respected the insaaf ka taraju (scales of justice),” he added.
Accusing Modi of not fulfilling his promises, Rahul said: “You had promised to give Rs 15 lakh to every Indians, you didn’t fulfill the promise. You promised the farmers of best prices and implementation of Swaminathan report, but you didn’t fulfill that as well.”
“You said you’ll give employment to 2 crore unemployed youth every year, you didn’t do that,” he reminded Modi.