NEW DELHI: Prime Minister
on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on
saying that the Congress chief insulted women with his remark on the defense minister. The Congress chief had earlier today said that the PM ran away and asked a ‘mahila’ – defense minister of a veiled reference
– to defend him
Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that farmers, troubled by the agricultural crisis, showed PM Modi’s strength in the recent Assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states, including Rajasthan, in which BJP lost to Congress. He also promised to waive farm loans in every state if the Congress is voted to power in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.
The Prime Minister who was addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra lashed out on his critics saying that a rattled opposition has resorted to insulting a woman defense minister.
“Our defense minister has a right answer to our opponents. She has exposed their lies. They are so rattled that they have resorted to defacing the minister of insulting. This is not only the defence minister of an insult but also the whole of an insult womenfolks of the country, “he said according to news agency ANI
Earlier today, referring to Modi as a prime minister who claimed to be a broad chest, Gandhi said, he had “run away” from a debate in Parliament on the issue.
“The watchman with a 56-inch chest ran away and told a woman, Sitharaman ji, defending me. I will not be able to defend myself, defend me, “he said at the rally.
“For two and a half hours,
The woman could not defend him +
. I asked a straight question – answer yes or no – but she could not answer, “he said, using the Hindi word ‘mahila’ for a woman.
In Agra, the Prime Minister also dismissed the efforts to make an anti-BJP alliance, saying that the political opponents who have seen each other like the one that is not coming together just now to oppose them together.
The PM was in Agra to launch several development projects worth Rs 2,980 crore
He launched the Gangajal project to provide better and more dependable water supply and also laid the foundation stone for an Integrated Command and Control Center for the Agra Smart City project.
The smart city project is meant to develop the tourism destination as a modern world-class city.
The Gangajal program will provide Agra with better water supply, officials are the residents of the city as well as tourists, officials said.
Besides, the SN Medical College in Agra will be upgraded with a 100-bed maternity wing.
This is Modi’s second visit to the city.