Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on 28 July, slammed the Central government on the issue of price rise.
During a discussion in the Lower House of the Parliament, Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying on the issue of price rise. He said, "You can make false claims on start up India but not on price rise. This is a big issue for our people. No false promises can be made on this issue."
However, one statement made by Rahul Gandhi during his 16-minute speech in the Parliament has now gone viral on social media platforms. After the "suit-boot government" comment, Rahul Gandhi unleashed another jibe at Modi, saying people now chant "Arhar Modi", referring to the rising price of pulses.
"During elections, Modiji had said 'make me a chowkidar' (watchman). Now, there is a theft of dal under the very nose of the chowkidar. But the chowkidar has not uttered a word. He is mum. Now he has become a big person. Leave that job of chowkidari to the Congress," Gandhi said. In reference to a BJP slogan 'Har Har Modi' used during the Lok Sabha polls, he said "now people are saying 'Arhar Modi'."
Speaking about NDA's second "happy birthday" celebrations, Rahul Gandhi said that the PM Modi did not say anything about price rise.
Accusing the government of waiving off Rs 52,000 crore of the corporates, Gandhi asked what benefit the government has accorded farmers and housewives of savings amounting to Rs 2 lakh crore which it has made from the slump in crude prices.
He also questioned the NDA's flagship programmes like Make in India, Stand Up India and said "the 'Make in India' programme has not got given a single job to the youth".
--With PTI inputs.