Rae Bareli: Rahul Gandhi today invoked two Bollywood blockbusters to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he promised "achhe din" like Shah Rukh Khan in "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" but ended up being villain Gabbar Singh of "Sholay".
Referring to the 1995 hit starring Shah Rukh and Kajol, Rahul slammed Modi for his 'achhe din' promise.
"You must have seen the movie 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', have not you? Do you remember it? In the film there is a promise of 'achhe din' (good days)," he said drawing applause from the audience who lapped up the banter.
Mocking the prime minister for making "empty" promises for developing the state by "pretending" to be a hero, Rahul said Modi claimed he was a hero like Shah Rukh but ended up being villain Gabbar Singh.
When Rahul spoke, his sister Priyanka was by his side, hitting the campaign trail for the first time in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Till now, her role had been confined to strategy and backroom talks from her brother's home in New Delhi.
Congress leaders say she is unlikely to go beyond mother Sonia Gandhi's Raebareli and Rahul's Amethi constituencies.
Congress has credited Priyanka with playing a pivotal role in rescuing the alliance with the Samajwadi Party when it was on the verge of collapse.
Modi's Promises A Bundle Of Lies, Says Rahul Gandhi
Rae Bareli: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of making false promises and taking innocent people for a ride.
Addressing a rally in the parliamentary constituency of his mother Sonia Gandhi, he imitated the speaking style of the Prime Minister and said that everywhere that he went, he made false promises.
"Modiji was in Varanasi in 2014 where he coined a new slogan -- 'Ganga Maiyya', his mother -- and made a long list of promises, but nothing has happened there yet," he said while detailing how Modi during the 2014 polls had promised cleanliness in the temple town, clean Ghats, clean river, potable water to every household, free internet and much more. Asking the media to go with cameras and show the ground reality of Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Modi, Rahul said that the media would not do so as they were scared of him. Rapping the Prime Minister for seeking votes in lieu of the loan waiver dole for farmers that he was pitching during his speeches in UP, the Gandhi scion accused Modi of lying. "When the UPA government was at the Centre, we were not in power in UP, but we waived off Rs 70,000 crore loans of farmers. Why can't Modi do it?" he said pointing out that the PM could do it in 15 minutes by calling a Cabinet meeting and then taking a decision.
He also said that he had met the Prime Minister some time back, along with Congress MPs, but alleged that when he petitioned Modi on the problems, his response was nothing but silence.
"And now he talks of loan waivers in UP," the Congress leader said. He told the gathering that such promises were also made during the Bihar assembly elections where special packages of lakhs of crores had been promised but all came a cropper later.