PM Narendra Modi Took Credit For Air Strikes, Can He Even Hold A Rifle: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress believes in uniting people while the BJP divides people, Rahul Gandhi said.


Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of hogging credit for the Balakot air strike, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Friday dared him to hold a rifle “for just five minutes” or travel alone in a bus in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a poll rally in Wardha, Mr Gandhi said the only thing PM Modi did was to ensure “his boss” industrialist Anil Ambani got the Rafale fighter jet contract.

The Congress believes in uniting people while the BJP divides people, he said.

It was the Air Force personnel who displayed real valour by carrying out the air strike in Pakistan, he said.

The Indian Air Force carried out strikes on terrorist camps in Balakot in Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF men were killed.

“(But) the prime minister says he did it. You (PM Modi) did it? Could you please show (us) how to hold a rifle? Hold a rifle, the way our CRPF men do, for just five minutes.

“Or travel in a bus alone in Jammu and Kashmir. Show us. You did the air strike? What did you do? The Air Force carried out the bombing,” Mr Gandhi said.

“It is Narendra Modi who did it (the air strike). He did it sitting on Race Course Road (now Lok Kalyan Marg, where the prime minister”s official residence is located),” Mr Gandhi said.

The Congress leader also said that PM Modi had promised to create two crore jobs a year and deposit Rs 15 lakh in each person”s bank account in 2014.

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