Chikmagalur, March 21: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka, on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Modi’s silence over the construction of helipads, airports in Dolkam by China.
Addressing public meeting, Gandhi said China is building helipads and airports at our borders in Doklam but PM Modi is silent.
Launching a scathing attack on Modi, the Congress chief said that the Prime Minister comes here and talks against corruption but on the stage with him are sitting leaders who have been in jail on corruption charges including the BJP CM candidate.
“PM Modi doesn’t see corruption in Yeddyurappa or Jay Shah’s wealth. He doesn’t see corruption in Nirav Modi running away after looting crores. PM doesn’t tell you the price of the Rafale plane and why he gave the deal to his industrialist friend”.
The Congress president further added people do not want to listen to lies, and speeches of hate, they want to listen to truth and issues that concern them.
“I’m confident that due to the unity and hard work of our party workers, we will achieve victory”, he asserted.
Gandhi also humbly requested the people of Karnataka to bless him with their support, as they supported his grandmother, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Earlier in a day, clad in traditional dhoti Gandhi offered prayers at Sharadamba Temple and visited Sringeri Mutt along with some senior leaders of the party.
During his Jana Aashirwada Yatre, Gandhi also inaugurated the Block Congress Committee office.
Later, AICC President, accompanied by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met with delegations from Karnataka Planters Association, Karnataka Growers Federation, Plantation Labour Union Leaders, Farmers’ Association and Dry Lands Farmers’ Association.