PM Modi’s TRP politics has caused India tremendous damage: Rahul Gandhi

Congress has never given India a PM who was a prisoner of his or her own image: Rahul Gandhi at party MPs' meet

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2016 7:16 pm
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chaired a meeting of his party MPs where he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for indulging in “TRP politics” and exposing the country to “tremendous damage” as a result of his own “vanity and incompetence.”

Claiming that Congress has never given India a prime minister who based their entire policy-making strategy on TRPs, Rahul said, “Prime Minister Modi is more interested in TRP politics. Congress has never given India a PM who was a prisoner of his or her own image. We never gave India a Prime Minister who by passed the experience of those sitting in institutions. The country has suffered tremendous damage as a result of the vanity and incompetence of our Prime Minister.”

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In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul criticised govt’s policies towards Pakistan as a “complete failure”. Rahul said the government need to develop a “coherent strategy” to fight cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, which has only escalated after India conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan. “Govt has gotten itself into a complete mess with regards to Pakistan. Their policy is a complete failure … It is high time the government develops a coherent strategy,” he said

Rahul further called out the prime minister for the continuing violence in Jammu and Kashmir asking why is Modi silent while “Kashmir burns”. Criticising his policies in the region, Rahul said, “PM Modi will be judged by history as man who gifted massive political space to anti-India forces by creating opportunistic BJP-PDP alliance.”

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At the meeting, the Congress MPs chalked out strategies for the main opposition, which is going full throttle against the demonetisation policy of the Centre and also seeking to corner the ruling party in both Houses. “Results of catastrophic demonetisation will soon be revealed to world. GDP growth will be devastated,” Rahul said during the meet.

Although the parliamentary party meeting is normally chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice president Rahul chaired it for the first time this year in the absence of her mother. Sonia was recently admitted to a Delhi hospital with some ailment.