Rahul takes ‘mitron’ jibe at PM Modi, says Paytm means ‘Pay to Modi’: Top quotes from his speech

"It is a clash between two philosophies. Congress says 'don't fear', BJP says 'fear', 'scare them'," said Gandhi at Talkatora Stadium.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2017 7:01 pm
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government and RSS for weakening institutions like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the wake of the demonetisation decision taken by the government on November 8 last year. He trained his guns at the prime minister for the demonetisation move, which according to the Congress leader was PM Modi’s ‘personal decision’.” The Congress vice-president was addressing the public at the Party’s Jan Vedna Sammelan held at the Talkatora Stadium in the national capital here.

“The BJP and Modi keep asking what the Congress Party has done in the last 70 years. I would like to say that we didn’t do in 70 years what the BJP under PM Modi has done in just two and a half years – destroy India’s highly respected institution,” Gandhi said. He said while the Congress party told labourers and farmers to be fearless come what may, they will be guaranteed 100 days employment and none will be able to take away their land without paying the market price for it, Narendra Modi “snatched” away their money and land.

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Here are some of his quotes from the speech: 

1. “It is a clash between two philosophies. Congress says ‘don’t fear’, BJP says ‘fear’, ‘scare them’.”

2. “Crores of people were standing in lines, did you find any corrupt person there? The corrupt ones were at the bank’s backdoor.”

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3. “Found Congress’ symbol in Shiv ji, Gurunanak, Buddha, Mahavir’s pictures.Asked Karan Singh ji what does it mean?He said ‘daro mat’.”

4. “Narendra Modi thought that if the Army conducted the surgical strikes across the border, he did the same on the poor and farmers.”

5. “Chanting Lord Rama’s name, and pocketing poor people’s money is the philosophy of this ‘suit boot ki sarkar’. This is what you have to fight.”

6. “Ours is an intelligent country, we have ousted the British. Have sent a mission to the moon.”

7. “Auto sales are at its lowest in 16 years. The auto industry is the backbone of MakeInIndia — will Modi say how the industry has failed? Demonetisation is an excuse. He has realised he can’t keep hiding behind yoga, make in India, digital India.”

8. “Media have some constraints in their coverage but in their hearts they know what’s going on. They have a responsibility to report the hardships our people are facing.”

9. “Acche din are only going to come when Congress party is going to come in power in 2019. People of country are wondering when are ‘Acche din going to come’. I’ll tell them it will come when Congress comes to power again. Our friends in the media are under constraints. They come to me and say they want to say something but can’t. 2 1/2 yrs back, Prime Minister Modi asked everything to join Swacch Bharat, the drama continued for a few days; then Make in India, Skill India.”

10. “We do not hate them (BJP, RSS) but will defeat their ideology & remove them from power.”

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    William Michael
    Jan 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm
    I swear the days we are going through is frighfull .. Banks have their say ..all ATM's are cash less , banks have their own rules , they don't work on RBI guidelines , even as on today you can't withdraw 10k , it totally depends on your bank and who do you go too ??? We are the people who are going through hard times not Modi ( PM) or any politicians .. Aacha din .. We are fooled ..sad very sad
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      MyTake
      Jan 11, 2017 at 7:12 pm
      Very childish talk!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;One thing is sure they talk in turn: AK then Mamata then Rahul! Each time after hoot and scoot, each one goes on for "rest" then comes back again!
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        Prabhat Chowdhry
        Jan 11, 2017 at 2:09 pm
        So papu is back ....now starts the unlimited entertainment. ..
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          Regi
          Jan 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm
          Rahul is became a good politician now his speech are more sharp now a days..future compeor for modigi..
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            Regi
            Jan 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm
            See how bjp followers responding?instead of discussion personally insulting this all are paid writers? Rahul right they need scare people. Daro policy....if u said anything they will say you are anti national...
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              SUBBU.I
              Jan 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm
              EXELLENT POINTS RAHUL ! WE ARE WITH YOU AND WE ARE ONCE BITTEN AND TWICE SHY.CRIME MINISTER HAVE TO GO OUT OF POWER.THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP BACKWARD GROWTH OF OUR UPCOMING INDIA UNTIL 2014
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                ams
                Jan 11, 2017 at 7:09 pm
                Pay to Mitron!
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                  ams
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 7:08 pm
                  Paytm = Pay to Modi ORlt;br/gt;Paytm = Paytm to Mitron (Modi's freinds Adani, Ambani, Paytm etc)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Take your pick!
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                    Harikrishnan
                    Jan 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm
                    RaGa used to present himself as a immature person over the last several years. From that stature, he is turning himself in to a Buffoon going by his current utterances and action. He seems to be more interested in coining slogans against Modi now a days rather than doing anything to revive the congress party.
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                      Anil Gujarati
                      Jan 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm
                      for Modi bkhaktas, it is joke. But for Indian mes, it is a valuable spech.
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                        Shekar
                        Jan 11, 2017 at 3:25 pm
                        Greatly said yuvan
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                          Jai hind
                          Jan 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm
                          .. Am sure his effort is going to be paid with majority in coming elections .. lt;br/gt; Coz BJP and their chamchas are gone beyond control in their arroggance and superiority complex..the have started believing Modi is a God .. And nothing of his steps could go wrong..And when u start to believe so ..That's the end
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                            Jai hind
                            Jan 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm
                            Hmmm Rahul compared to any other politician has got his own unique quality ..He is a gentle man who never had to pretend to be one like Modi.. His innocence was the only obstacle towards being a moulded complete politician ... It can be shaped too in coming days .But the way BJP trolls are insulting is more than acceptable for a person who always had neutral stand .. And this arroggance is gonna bak bite bjp...
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                              Ashwin MP
                              Jan 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm
                              Valuable speech?? CONgressi Internal survey???
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                                Balasubramanya
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm
                                Pappu is speaking utter nonsense it is even worse after a foreign trip. With his zero experience in any ministry how can this Congress is projecting him as a PM candidate? He is nowhere comparable to Modi in any area even he couldn't speak sensibly for five minutes.
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                                  Vinod
                                  Jan 12, 2017 at 3:55 am
                                  We the public are not interested in the politicians's jibes and counter jibes but debates on substantive issues that affect their life.lt;br/gt;We want to hear about how the current government is creating more jobs, opened more schools and colleges, built up health care centres, secured our Borders, ensured social harmony among various faith and cultural communities in India.lt;br/gt;We also want to hear how to make elections in India less expensive and more transparent. Reduce the VIP extravaganza and create better public transport, cleaner public places.
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                                    Ananth
                                    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:48 pm
                                    Even if congress tries to buy the entire media and publish articles supporting Pappu, they would not be able to fool us. Instead media will become the fool by supporting pappu.
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                                      Arun
                                      Jan 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm
                                      Everyone takes Rahul hi very lightly especially whenever he returns from abroad after spending times with his closed friends there.This time he has been forced to curtail his holidays due to emergency call from Congress party to come and attend election campaign.
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                                        HR
                                        Jan 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm
                                        Rahul hi then climbs tallest tower he can find, get loudest loudspeaker that he can get, calls Bharitya Danga Party what it is a Danga Party, accuses Gujrat Danga Overseer Modi of what he did, accuses him of taking money, calls short cut of demonetisation of what it is, a hoax of seizing all black money. Yes.
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                                          Rk
                                          Jan 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm
                                          RaGa.... Would you please search "most corrupted party in world" on the google or Search engine of your choice and paste result here..???
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                                            SATISH
                                            Jan 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm
                                            Pappu says, Acche Din only Congress gives. Some journalist should remind him about 2G, 3G, 4G, coal, Defence scams during UPA and ask him what is Aache Din means to him
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