Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a boxer, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Prime Minister entered the ring to fight unemployment but ended up punching his ‘coach’ LK Advani.
Addressing an election rally in Bhiwani in Haryana, Gandhi said, “In the last elections, India sent a boxer named Narendra Modi to the ring. His opponents were unemployment, farmers issues and corruption. Modi’s coach was Advani ji. As soon as he entered the ring, he gave punches at the face of Advani ji. Advani ji was astonished.”
#WATCH Rahul Gandhi in Bhiwani,Haryana: Narendra Modi the boxer was supposed to fight unemployment,farmer problems,corruption etc but he instead turned around & punched his coach Advani ji,his team Gadkari ji Jaitley ji, then went into crowd and punched small traders and farmers pic.twitter.com/jiJAmVxqzO
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The Congress president also said, “The very first thing boxer Narendra Modi did after entering the ring was to insult his guru with two punches. After that, this boxer has beaten up the poor, deprived and farmers in the last five years. People say they do not want this boxer anymore.”
Advani, who had won the Gandhinagar seat six times in a row, was replaced this time by BJP chief Amit Shah. Shah contested his maiden Lok Sabha election. This is not the first time that Gandhi has accused Modi of ‘insulting’ Advani.
At a public meeting in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, last month, Gandhi had accused Modi of humiliating his own guru Advani, alleging that the PM does not practice the basic tenets of Hinduism.