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You don't even know names of Cong leaders: PM Modi takes on Rahul over 'Kumbhakaran Yojana' gaffe

ANI  |  Sumerpur (Rajasthan) [India] 

With the political temperature soaring high ahead of the elections, on Wednesday took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi's tongue slip in which he had said "Kumbhakaran Lift Yojana" instead of "Kumbha Lift Yojana".

While addressing a rally in Jhunjhunu on Tuesday, Gandhi said: "Ashok Gehlot had given some money for the 'Kumbhakaran Lift Yojana'." Subsequently, someone off the camera apparently nudged him, correcting the real name of the scheme. The president, realising his mistake, later stressed on the actual name of the water supply project for irrigation purposes in Jhunjhunu, 'Kumbha Lift Yojana'.

Mocking at Gandhi scion's gaffe, Modi at a public meeting in Sumerpur said that the did not even know Kumbha Ram, the freedom fighter and late Congress Modi further joked about him saying that Gandhi does not have a clue about names of his own party leaders.

"Congress does not even know the names of his own party leaders. He did not even know the name of a very popular in Congress, late Kumbha Ji. He called him 'Kumbhakaran'. You can imagine what these kinds of leaders will do when in power," the Prime Minister said.

Kumbhakaran is a mythological figure in epic Ramayan and is the younger brother of demon

The 200-member is scheduled to go to polls on December 7. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 14:35 IST