PM Narendra Modi takes 'Tubelight' dig on Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke over the several issues which have been burning the nation from past couple of months, targeting the Opposition leader and blaming them for all the chaos surrounding CAA, NPR, and NRC.
During his speech in the parliament, Prime Minister Modi referred to Rahul Gandhi's delayed reference to the 'tubelight'. He was replying to a debate on the President's speech and was referring to Rahul Gandhi's comments made during an election rally where he had claimed that the youth of India will beat Modi with sticks due to lack of jobs.
As Rahul Gandhi rose to interject, the Prime Minister sneered: "I have been speaking for 30-40 minutes but it took this long for the current to reach. Bahut se tubelight aise hi hotey hai (many tubelights are like this)".
The members of the ruling party – Bharatiya Janata Party – were seen in splits soon after the comments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At an election rally in Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said, "You wait and see. Narendra Modi who is giving speeches now, he will not be able to get out of his home in six-seven months. The youth of India will beat him with sticks. They will make him understand that if you don't give jobs to our youth, India cannot go forward."
Later, when the reports quizzed Rahul Gandhi over the tubelight remark made by PM Narendra Modi, he said, "The biggest problem before the country is unemployment and Modi-ji has nothing to say about that. PM's style is to distract India."