Prime Minister Narendra Modi has took a veiled jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying that the earthquake has been averted since he has spoken up. Prime Minister was referring to Rahul Gandhi’s speech on Wednesday in which he hurled corruption charges against him. He was speaking at a function in his constituency Varanasi. Rahul made corruption allegation against Modi in Gujarat.
They have a youth leader; he is learning how to speak. Since the time he has learnt how to speak, I am the happiest. In 2009, you couldn’t even tell what is inside this packet. Now we are finding out. If he hadn’t spoken, there could have been an earthquake. It would have been an earthquake that people would have had to deal with for 10 years. Good he has started speaking... there is no chance of an earthquake nowhulNarendra Modi
He also attacked the Opposition, saying the ruckus by them in Parliament over demonetisation was like the cover fire that Pakistan gives to terrorists.
Mr Gandhi chose the Prime Minister's home turf Mehsana in Gujarat to allege on Wednesday that Income Tax raids had revealed that the "Sahara group paid off Narendra Modiji nine times in six months" starting 2013. He also said that computer records from a Birla Group official during raids in 2013 referred to bribes to "Gujarat CM". BJP shot back at Rahul saying that he is not a serious politician and the charges made by him has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The ruling BJP called the Congress leader a "bluffmaster" and said he was insulting the Supreme Court, which has not found merit in the allegations.
Mr Gandhi's allegations are part of a case now before the Supreme Court that was filed by activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan.
The Prime Minister called the notes ban a "big cleanliness drive" and remarked on his critics: "I never thought that some political parties and leaders would have the audacity to stand with.