In yet another round of attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi undoing his popularity by making false promises and the Congress should be ready to fill up the space when he goes down.
“Modiji is causing more harm to himself that even if all of us get together we cannot do that to him,”the 45-year-old leader told Congress workers at a Chintan Shivir in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura, represented by actor-turned-politician Hema Malini in Lok Sabha.
“Keep on targeting the PM as he is bound to go downwards. We need to make sure that Congress is able to fill up the space being vacated by him,” he said.
“The farmers of India are not criticising Modi, but abusing him,” Rahul said on the contentious land bill.
“Our ideology should be in everyone’s heart. We may be the number four party in UP, but we are Number 1 in our ideology. If we can catch our ideology, we will be number one in the state,” he said.
Assembly elections are due in Uttar Pradesh in 2017. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections last year, the party managed to win just two seats – Rahul’s Amethi and Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli. In the 2012 Assembly polls, the party could only manage 28 seats in the 403-member House.