Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has targeted Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi over ‘poverty’, claims that only those unmindful to sleep hungry at night can think that it is a state of the mind.
Sharpening his attack on Mr. Gandhi, PM Modi said that “for some, poverty is just an opportunity to click photos.”
The Prime Minister spoke after introducing the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan Yojana, which is a pension scheme for the unorganized sectors.
“This scheme is aimed at the uplift of the section of society which has been ignored and left at the mercy of God. They (Congress) gave slogans of garibi hatao (end poverty). Some projected themselves as messiah of workers. But during their tenure, they did not launch such a scheme,” added PM Modi.
He further said that “they ruled the country for 55 years and collected votes in the name of poor.”
Targeting the Congress Chief, the Prime Minister said, “They thought that poverty is a mental state. See how is this neta who says that there is nothing like poverty but a mental state.”
In an obvious reference to Rahul Gandhi’s 2013 “poverty a mindset” remark, PM Modi said that “for them poverty is just an opportunity to click pictures. Only those oblivious to sleeping hungry even for one night can think that it is a state of mind.”
The Prime Minister further said that “What they could not do in 55 years, this ‘chaiwala’ did in 55 months by bringing such a scheme.”