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Gandhi worked to unite India, Modi dividing country: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Wardha (Maha) 

aimed to unite the country but was working to divide it, said at in on Tuesday.

Addressing a rally marking his party's programmes on the commencement of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary year, the also asked the to talk about the fighter jet controversy.

Modi should explain to the country why Anil Ambani's was chosen over State-run (HAL) as the offset of French firm Dassault Aviation, he said.

Modi "avoided eye contact" when he asked questions about the deal in Parliament, because the had "lied" to the country on the issue, alleged.

"talked about uniting India, Modiji is dividing ...(he) pitched one community against another," he said.

The government waived loans worth Rs 3.20 lakh crore of capitalists who were close to it, but did not write off the debts of farmers, the said.

The "thieves of India" turned their black money into white through the back door, while the common people had to queue up outside the banks to deposit the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes (after demonetisation), he added.

"He (Modi) is not a chowkidar (watchman), but bhagidar (partner, of capitalists)," charged.

"You tried Modi (gave him a chance)...he broke your trust. Now trust the Congress, Mahatma Gandhi's ideology to take forward," he told the gathering.

(UPA) Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ashok Gehlot, P Chidambaram were present on the occasion among others.

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First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 17:35 IST