Mock me but answer corruption charges, Rahul Gandhi tells Modi

On Wednesday, during an address at the prime minister's home turf of Mehsana in Gujarat, Rahul accused Modi of having taken money in bribes from the Sahara conglomerate. He also said Modi's demonetisation exercise will not nab the corrupt money hoarders in India, and target only the honest people instead

Mock me but answer corruption charges, Rahul Gandhi tells Modi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday continued his attack on the prime minister Narendra Modi, he asked the PM to answer corruption allegations levelled by the Opposition leader.

Speaking at a massive rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich, Gandhi alleged Modi received money from top industrial houses during his tenure as Gujarat chief minister, Hindustan Times reported.

“Modi ji mock me as much you want, but answer my questions,” Gandhi said, hours after the PM attacked the Congress leader in Varanasi and made fun of him.


On Wednesday, during an address at the prime minister's home turf of Mehsana in Gujarat, Rahul accused Modi of having taken money in bribes from the Sahara conglomerate. He also said Modi's demonetisation exercise will not nab the corrupt money hoarders in India, and target only the honest people instead.

Narendra Modi had earlier ridiculed  Rahul Gandhi's statements about a "political earthquake."  Without naming the congress vice president, Modi said his joy "has had no bounds since he learned how to give speeches."

While speaking at Banaras University in Varanasi, Modi said,"There are some young political leaders. There is a young political leader. He's learning how to speak and since he learned to speak my joy has no bounds. They are learning how to give speeches. I'm glad that they have has started speaking, (but) I'm happy that we did not have an 'earthquake."

However, Rahul Gandhi was quick to retaliate to Modi's jibes. "In Gujarat yesterday, I asked him two to three questions about his corruption," Rahul said, referring to his allegation that the PM took "huge payoffs from industrialists" when he was chief minister of Gujarat.

"He didn't answer any of those questions, instead he ridiculed the questions. Make fun of me all you want, but you have to answer citizens' questions," Rahul said.