PM Modi can speak at Coldplay concert, why not in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said people need to find a new word to define Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice President

Soon after the lower house of Parliament was adjourned for the day, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at PM Modi over his absence from Parliament for a debate on demonetisation, saying how does the Prime Minister find time to address rock concerts.

Referring to PM’s address during the Coldplay concert, the Congress vice-president mocked, “The PM can speak on TV, pop concerts, but why not in Parliament?”

On Tuesday, the Congress vice-president had also slammed the Centre’s move to discontinue old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. “Jahan bhi main gaya aaj aur logon se mila, log kasht mein the (Where ever I went today, I saw people suffering),” Rahul said.

The 46-year-old Gandhi scion had also claimed that banks are dispensing cash to a select few through backdoor. “Logon ne kaha wo line mein khade hain, aur bank ke peeche se deal ho rahi hai. Chune hue logon ko cash diya ja raha hai (People standing in queues told me that banks are cutting deals. Only select people are getting cash),” Rahul had said.

Taking a dig at PM Modi, Rahul said, “Wo (PM Modi) na apne mantriyon se poochte hain, jo mann mein aata hai kar dete hain (He doesn’t take inputs from his ministers, does whatever comes to his mind).”

He also claimed that Modi cannot be even called as a “super Prime Minister” anymore. People need to find a new word to define him, he said. “Aajkal koi naya roop aaya hai, Super Prime Minister bhi nahin keh sakte hain. Define karne ke liye naya shabd nikaalna padega (These days he has taken a new form, can’t even call him a super prime minister. Need to find a new word to define him),” Rahul added.