Modi equates Rahul with kids, says ‘toffee’ has caught his fancy after ‘balloon’

Modi compared Rahul with children and said the word 'toffee' has caught his fancy after 'balloon'.

By: Press Trust of India | Hazaribagh | Updated: April 15, 2014 1:33 pm

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for dubbing Gujarat development model as a ‘toffee model’, Narendra Modi compared the Congress vice president with children and said the word ‘toffee’ has caught his fancy after he repeatedly spoke about ‘balloon’.

Addressing a rally Hazaribagh, Modi said he thought serious issues would be discussed in this election and the galaxy of BJP leaders including L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Yashwant Sinha, Arun Jaitley and Murli Manohar Joshi were speaking on various subjects.

“But on the other side, there is a player whose mind doesn’t move away from childishness. Such an important election about the country’s future but for ten days, a word that gripped him was ‘balloon’. For ten days he kept repeating it. However, children don’t stick to a toy for too long and now he has caught the word ‘toffee’.

“Now you tell me what to do. I am not of an age where I can play with balloons,” Modi said in a clear dig at Rahul who on Monday dubbed the Gujarat model of development as ‘toffee’ model contending that land was given to few industrialists at throwaway prices.

He said it was for the people to decide whether or not they wanted those who play with balloons and crave for toffees.

The BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate said that as a child who sold tea, he had not got toffees but had his sights set on trophies.

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    Anil
    Apr 15, 2014 at 9:52 am
    Now it's the kid's sister's turn to talk nonsense in Amethi. These Sonia hi kids only reinforce the urgent need of a meritocracy. Varun on the other hand appears so much more balanced, humble and a thinking person. BTW, Modi really demolished Rahul again (see the video), what was latter thinking with all those balloons and toffees?
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    Thondu
    Apr 15, 2014 at 10:54 am
    SP Netas will say ; after all children are children. Pardon them for their mistakes.
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    saji
    Apr 15, 2014 at 11:12 am
    If Modi comes to power, he will sell the poor of this land and their land to Adani and other industrialists. He will resort to m murder of minorities and say "they deserved it". He can lie on anything without any difficulty. If Congress comes to power it will continue to be soft on the scamster ministers in the ministry and will not take any action.The only option is Arvid Kejriwal's AAP. This is the only party that can bring change... are really committed to the good of the nation... AAP will be strongly against corruption and will do something for the poor poeple...!
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    Anil
    Apr 15, 2014 at 10:11 am
    Without any holdup world is going know Modi's fake intellectual that averse him to meet media so far
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    raghavan
    Apr 16, 2014 at 1:35 am
    According to Modi, Rahul speaking about balloons/toffees are the indications that he is yet to grow beyond childhood. Good observation. He being adult, has done what many adults in the country are doing. (1) completely forgetting that he is a married man till the filing of nomination for 2014. (2) Snoopgate, a big batallion of police forces to keep track of movement of a lady young enough to be his daughter.
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    Raj Sharma
    Apr 15, 2014 at 11:05 am
    Good speech by Modi. This will remind people of Rahul's inexperience and immaturity. Nehru hi family is finished, as all dynasties do at some point because finally a total duffer is born who cannot carry on the family legacy.
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    Rahul Kapoor
    Apr 15, 2014 at 10:00 am
    Should a PM candidate talk about toffee or balloon. There are so many national issues are to be addressed. Why he gave 32% of LS ticket to RAPIST.
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    Sunil Prasad
    Apr 15, 2014 at 8:44 am
    A very intelligent retort.
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