New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Rama town of Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging corruption by supporting Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and deputy Chief Minister Sukhbhir Singh Badal despite of promising people of ending corruption in India.
Rahul also said that the people of Punjab should not believe in Modi’s agenda and was only befooling people in the name of wiping out black money and ending corruption with the promise of ‘acche din’ very soon.
Rahul was quoted saying, “On gaining power, Modi had claimed that he would end corruption. Now he is embracing Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who are the most corrupt. This shows that the PM is only befooling people. People of Punjab should not fall prey to Modi’s falsehood.”
Congress Vice President also accused the Badals of taking over every business, be it transportation of sand and by usurping every business Badals have created huge amount of money. He further went on to say that Badals do not sleep until they earn Rs 100 crore every day.
Rahul Gandhi even mentioned Sikh Guru Nanak Dev while taking on Badals and said: “Our Sikh guru had propagated the concept of giving as he believed in ‘tera’ (yours), which also denotes the number 13. But, Badals believe in ‘mera’ (mine). By laying claim on everything, Badals have usurped such huge wealth that they do not sleep till they earn Rs 100 crore every day.”
Rahul Gandhi claimed that if Congress forms the government in Punjab, they will make Badals pay for their misdeeds and their “ill-gotten” money would be unearthed.