Taking a veiled swipe at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Congress had repeatedly been trying to launch a “failed product” for years, but in vain.
While replying on the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said: “Yesterday, someone talked doing ‘dil se baat’. Their ‘Modi prem’ is such that they see Modi even in their dreams. I can understand Congress’ problem, they have been launching a failed product repeatedly. The launch fails every time.”
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Targeting Gandhi’s ‘mohabbat ki dukaan‘ (a shop of love) slogan, PM Modi responded by saying: “People of the country are saying, ‘Ye hai loot ki dukan, jhooth ka bazaar‘ (This is a shop of loot and market of lies)”.
During his address that lasted over two hours, Modi also slammed the INDIA alliance and called it “ghamandiya” (arrogant) coalition in which everyone wants to become the prime minister. He also vowed to bring peace in Manipur soon and said the efforts were being made by central and state governments to punish the accused. “I want to reassure the people of Manipur that the entire country stands with them,” he said.
During the course of his Bharat Jodo Yatra last year, Rahul Gandhi had remarked that his intention was to open a shop of love (mohabbat ki dukaan) in a bazaar of nafrat (market of hate). He reiterated the slogan recently at an event in Rajasthan, where he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of dividing Manipur and wanting “the fire in the state to continue burning”.