PM Modi scared of Rahul Gandhi’s rising popularity: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar
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New Delhi, Nov 17: Launching a scathing attack, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is feared of rising image of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi due to which the BJP was raking up old issues. 

While interacting with party workers at Chandrapur in Maharashtra, Pawar alleged “Prime Minister Narendra Modi fears the transformed image of Rahul Gandhi because of this the BJP is raking up issues such as Bofors against the Gandhi family to defame them”.

He claimed the BJP-led central and state governments were worried by the “massive response” the Congress was getting in poll-bound Gujarat.

Praising former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said he was a visionary leader and was “acquitted” in the Bofors case a long time back.

“Now he is not alive and neither is the Italian who was allegedly involved in this case. Despite this, the Centre is trying to reopen the case by filing a charge sheet in court. This is because the government is scared of Rahul Gandhi and they want to defame late Rajiv Gandhi,” he alleged.

The NCP chief said ” the country developed because of his vision. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi (both former PMs) used their power to curb poverty”.

He also cornered Modi-government for implementing wrong policies in recent times, saying it has impacted farmers and industries badly and there was no hope or solution in sight for them.

Wefornews Bureau 

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