Rahul Gandhi says youth will start beating PM by sticks, BJP responds with Shaheen Bagh

Rahul Gandhi

On Gandhi’s statement at the PM Modi, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Congress want to convert this country into Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: On Thursday the BJP accused Rahul Gandhi of “trying to convert this nation into Shaheen Bagh” after the Congress leader said India’s youth will “start beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi with sticks in six months”.

While addressing an election rally in Delhi on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi had launched a scathing attack on PM Modi over the ongoing unemployment. “The Prime Minister won’t be able to come out of his residence. The youth will beat him up with sticks and make him understand that his nation can’t progress without providing jobs to youth.”

Rahul Gandhi said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget was devoid of any mention of boosting employment. “The unemployment rate in India is at a 45-year high but nothing was spoken about it in the budget by PM Narendra Modi or FM Nirmala Sitharaman. The entire youth of India are asking about jobs and this is the reality,” Gandhi said.

On Gandhi’s statement at the PM Modi, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Congress want to convert this country into Shaheen Bagh. They are training their political guns on our party from the shoulders of Shaheen Bagh protesters.”

Despite ruling Delhi for over 15 years from 1998 to 2013, Congress is languishing at the third spot behind BJP and Congress in opinion polls ahead of the February 8 Delhi elections.

Gandhi is hoping to make a comeback and bounce back from its zero tallies in the 2015 elections, he also took on AAP leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at the rally.

“The youth are roaming on the road, angry with unemployment. And their anger is being misused by PM Modi and Arvind Kejriwal. They are playing politics is of hate and if they provide employment to you, then their politics will end. You all need to understand that Modi and Kejriwal only want to divide the country,” he said.

The for Delhi elections will be held on February 11.


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