Kanpur: Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'SCAM' jibe, Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday, alleged that one who is in the wrong, sees scam in everything while ally and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the acronym stood for "save country from Amit Shah and Modi".
Addressing a joint rally here with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh, Rahul urged voters to ensure that the outcome of Bihar election is repeated, where BJP was trounced by a coalition led by Nitish Kumar.
"Whenever Modi is nervous, he starts giving labels PPE, ABC, DEF, GHY. Now this SCAM.... A person, who is in the wrong, sees scam everywhere because this is his reality," he said, adding that the Congress-Samajwadi alliance in the state had made Modi jittery.
"S infact stands for 'service', C for 'courage', A for 'ability' and M for 'modesty'," he said at the rally in
government inter-collge ground here, giving his own coinage for the acronym.
Attacking Modi over note ban, the Congress vice president said, "Demonetisation has hurt the poor most. Do not raise these slogans (denouncing Modi) but vote for Congress-SP alliance and ensure that Modi never utters the name of Uttar Pradesh again, like he forgot to say Bihar after the Assembly elections there".
Rahul said that Modi is "afraid of the youths, who will give a befitting response to him in UP elections as he gave the slogan of Make in India, made promises, but provided no jobs".
Akhilesh Yadav, who reached an hour ahead of Rahul, also took on the Prime Minister for his Saturday's SCAM taunt, where Modi had asked people of Uttar Pradesh to "rid the state of SCAM - S for Samajwadi (party), C for Congress, A for Akhilesh (Yadav) and M for Mayawati".
The SP leader said, "SCAM means 'save the country from Amit Shah and Modi'. But why has Modi included 'bua' Mayawati's party as it was BJP which had thrice formed government with BSP and both of you have amiable ties."
He alleged that the Modi government has given nothing to the people but false promises in its tenure while the Samajwadi Party had delivered in Uttar Pradesh.
Published Date: Feb 05, 2017 20:30 PM | Updated Date: Feb 05, 2017 20:30 PM