Shimla: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for twisting a saying from Bhagvad Gita to suit his interests. A high decibel campaign is being run in Himachal Pradesh with senior leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress being rushed to the poll-bound state.
While addressing a rally in Paonta Sahib, Rahul said, “Gita mein likha hai “kaam karo, phal ki chinta mat karo”. Narendra Modi ji ka interpretation hai Phal sab kha jao aur kaam ki chinta mat karo. (It says in the Gita, ‘Do your work, don’t worry about the fruits of your labour’. Modiji’s interpretation is ‘Eat up the fruits of others’ labour, don’t worry about doing any work).”
Kickstarting Congress’s ‘Vikas se vijay’ campaign, Rahul will visit Chamba and Nagrota today. In the election season, Rahul has been attacking Modi over a range of issues including demonetisation, Goods and Service Tax, economic slowdown and others.
On Sunday, Modi attacked the Congress on the issue of corruption. He accused the previous Congress-led government at the Centre of abusing subsidies worth Rs 57,000 crore. He claimed he had stopped this misuse, and the money was now being used for the welfare of the poor. “Never has there been a one-sided election as seen in this election.
The reason for this is that the country knows what the Congress government is like and what its intentions are,” he said.
The campaign for 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will end on November 7. The voting is on November 9 and the counting on December 18.