Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “black magic” remark, saying he must “stop lowering the dignity” of the PM’s post by talking about such superstitious things.
Rahul Gandhi’s attack came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress for wearing black clothes on August 5 in protest against price rise, saying those who believe in “kala jadu” will never be able to win the trust of the people again.
Attacking him, Rahul Gandhi asked if the Prime Minister was unable to see inflation or unemployment in the country.
“Stop lowering the dignity of the Prime Minister’s post and misleading the country by talking about superstitious things like ‘black magic’ to hide your black deeds, Prime Minister-ji,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
प्रधानमंत्री को महंगाई नहीं दिखती? बेरोज़गारी नहीं दिखती?
अपने काले कारनामों को छिपाने के लिए, ‘काला जादू’ जैसी अंधविश्वासी बातें करके पीएम पद की गरिमा को गिराना और देश को भटकाना बंद कीजिए, प्रधानमंत्री जी।
जनता के मुद्दों पर जवाब तो देना ही पड़ेगा।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 11, 2022
“You will have to give answers on people’s issues,” the former Congress chief added.
Addressing a function in Panipat via video-conferencing to dedicate the second-generation ethanol plant worth Rs 900 crore, PM Modi had said, “On August 5, we saw how some people tried to spread ‘black magic’. These people think that by wearing black clothes they can end their despondency.”
“But they do not know that by engaging in witchcraft, black magic and superstition, they cannot earn the trust of people again,” PM Modi had said.
The Congress hit back at the Prime Minister over his ‘kala jadu’ (black magic) remark, saying while the country wants him to talk about their problems but “jumlajeevi” keeps saying just anything.
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