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Modi drives by looking in rear view mirror & it will cause accidents: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi advised PM Modi to learn governance from Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah who runs the govt by looking forward

Press Trust of India  |  Hosapete (Karna) 

Rahul Gandhi
File photo of Rahul Gandhi

Hitting back at Modi for criticising policies of erstwhile governments, on Saturday said he is running the country by looking just in the rear-view mirror, "which will cause accidents".

"...You (Modi) drive the vehicle by just looking in the rear view mirror, which will cause This country cannot be run by looking in the rear-view mirror," Gandhi said, taking a swipe at Modi at a rally here for upcoming assembly elections in

Gandhi alleged that in his one-hour long speech in Parliament this week, Modi did not speak about the burning issues pertaining to the agrarian problem, unemployment, tribals and Dalits.

Rather, he chose to speak about the past.

"Modiji, this country has not made you to talk only about the past. This country wants to know your future plans for the country," the said as he kickstarted his party's poll campaign.

He advised the "to learn governance" from minister "who runs the government looking forward".

Gandhi also said Modi spoke about corruption but his party government in had set a "world record" in corruption under the rule of B S Yeddyurappa, who was sacked from the post on graft charge.

He promised the people that the would double the amount of work it had done in the last five years if given another opportunity to govern the state.

Elections in the state are due early this year.

First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 20:12 IST