Campaigning in Telangana on Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi told people that a vote for the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state would be a vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and RSS. Addressing an election rally in Zaheerabad, he alleged that there was a secret understanding between the TRS and Modi.
"There is partnership between them. The remote control is in Modi's hands," he said.
He pointed out that the TRS supported demonetization and Goods and Services Tax (GST) and its MPs extended full support to the Modi government in Parliament. He also claimed that TRS President and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao never spoke about the Rafale deal.
He said Modi and KCR "do a drama" by criticising each other before elections but in reality they were one. The Congress President said only the Congress was fighting Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"This is a fight between two ideologies. One ideology stands for dividing India, pitting one community and caste against other so that 15-20 people can get all the benefits. Another ideology is for one India where there will be room for everyone and all will be protected," he said.
Gandhi alleged that unemployment under Modi government reached the highest in 45 years but he never spoke a word about the problem. "China creates 50,000 jobs in 24 hours, Modi snatches employment from 27,000 Indian youth in the same 24 hours."
Referring to demonetization, he said Modi spiked high currency notes in the name of fighting black money but made common man stand in queues.
"I don't know what came into this man's mind. He announced scrapping of notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 at 8 p.m. Ask any economist, he will say it was madness," he added.
Gandhi said Modi was the chowkidar of thieves as he helped 15-20 people to the tune of Rs 3 lakh crore.
"Every day this chowkidar works to help these people and also spreads hatred," he adds.
The Congress leader said Modi made a false pledge of depositing Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of every citizen.