Rahul Gandhi still learning the art of speaking: PM Modi in Varanasi

Rahul on Wednesday mounted allegation against PM Modi of taking kickbacks of Rs 65 crore from corporate houses during his stint as Chief Minister of Gujarat .

Rahul Gandhi still learning the art of speaking: PM Modi in Varanasi

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for mounting an allegation that, he received crores in kickbacks as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Congress vice-president is still learning the art of speaking.

Launching a career hospital in Varanasi, PM Modi mocked: "They have a youth leader; he is learning how to speak. Since the time he has learnt how to speak , I am the happiest . In 2009, you couldn't even tell what is inside this packet."


"Now we are finding out. If he hadn't spoken , there could have been an earthquake. It would have been an earthquake that people would have had to deal with for 10 years.  Good he has started speaking...there is no chance of an earthquake now," PM Modi added.

On Wednesday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi mounted allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking kickbacks of Rs 65 crore from corporate houses during his stint as Chief Minister of Gujarat and demanded an independent inquiry into the charge.

Gandhi said the allegations dating between 2013-14 were found in diary notes and computer records of the Sahara Group and the Birla Group and were in the possession of income tax authorities.

The BJP, however, rebuffed the allegation saying that, Rahul's claim is an attempt to divert attention from the AgustaWestland probe in which the names of Congress leaders and the "family" were surfacing.

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also sought a Supreme Court-monitored probe and the Congress said Modi should get a fair probe undertaken into the charge.