The Congress President Rahul Gandhi while addressing a huge rally in poll-bound Karnataka on February 10, mocked at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him not to view in the rear mirror and drive. He said a big country could not be run like this. He asked the Prime Minister to learn a lesson from the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who won the hearts of the people by taking various welfare measures.
The President of the Congress started the poll tour and supported the Chief Minister for his devotion to the welfare of the people. He was sore over the Prime Minister’s criticism of the Chief Minister and said it was not befitting the Prime Minister to launch a baseless attack on the state government for political motives.
He started his speech by wishing people in Kannada as the Prime Minister did and then switched over to Hindi the speech was translated by the working president of KPCC Dinesh Gundu Rao. He tore into Prime Minister’s speech made in reply to the motion of thanks to President’s address, and said the PM was obsessed with the Congress because he was leaving no opportunity to target the Congress. On the floor of the House, while he should have spoken about the performance of the government, he as usual, flayed the Congress party. On the corruption he said the PM should not have spoken about it as the BJP government fell the due burden of the Chief Minister in the past.
Rahul Gandhi said election speech should not be made on the floor of the House. People did not elect the Prime Minister to hear the stories of the past and criticism of the past leader. He should speak about the planning of the government and objects to be achieved in future. He should have spoken about the concerns of the youth and their jobs, he said.