PM Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over "15 minute" dare
(Sourced from PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched his campaign blitzkrieg in Karnataka, unleashing a blistering attack on Rahul Gandhi and daring him "to speak in any language" for 15 minutes about the achievements of the Siddaramaiah government without reading out from a piece of paper. He accused the state's Congress government, which he claimed was steeped in corruption, of thwarting the Centre's efforts for development.
"I dare the Congress president to speak in Hindi, English, or the mother tongue of his mother to deliver a speech in Karnataka for 15 minutes, without reading out from a piece of paper, on the achievements of the party government," Modi said. Hitting out at Gandhi, Modi also said those currently leading the party had "no understanding" of history and the country's legacy.
PM Modi was responding to Rahul Gandhi's dare to him to allow him to speak for 15 minutes in the Parliament on various issues, including corruption, and that the Prime Minister will not be able to sit for 15 minutes.
Addressing the first of the 15 election rallies he is scheduled to address over the next few days, PM Narendra Modi claimed, "A storm and not a simple wave" was blowing in the BJP's favor in the state. PM Narendra Modi also took a dig at Gandhi for not acknowledging the contribution of workers towards 100% electrification of villages achieved under his government.