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Narendra… oops Nirav Modi: With a smile, Rahul Gandhi turns his faux-paus into a winning moment

Gandhi, In His Informal Interaction With The Students Also Brought Up The Issue Of The Rafale Deal

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 13 Mar 2019, 03:19:52 PM
Rahul Gandhi at Stella Maris College in Chennai (INC tweeted)

New Delhi:

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday interacted with the students of Stella Maris College in Chennai. During the session, the Congress scion launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the central government is practicing divisive politics.

But what became the highlight of the event was the faux-paus Rahul Gandhi made while talking about fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi.While speaking Congress president said "Narendra" instead of "Nirav" while talking about corrupt businessmen looting taxpayers' money.

"These people ran away with thousands of crores of rupees," said Rahul Gandhi, naming Nirav Modi, accused in the Rs. 13,000 crore bank scam - and Anil Ambani."How many jobs did Mr Nirav Modi create for India? I can bet that you would be able to create more jobs with say Rs. 30 lakh the government gives you to start business."

"What we want to do is we want to take the money that is going to 15-17 corrupt business people like Narendra...Not Narendra, Nirav Modi..." He paused and grinned, interrupted by huge laughter."Nirav Modi,"  he repeated, continuing: "... and open the banking system to entrepreneurs like yourselves so that young women and men can go to banks, take loans and create businesses.”

Gandhi, in his informal interaction with the students also brought up the issue of the Rafale deal and repeated his allegations about the pricing of the aircraft and the process.

"I will be the first person to say it... investigate Robert Vadra but also investigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.Rahul Gandhi also added that the Congress would pass the women's reservation bill it if it comes to power.

"Don't see enough women in leadership positions. You cannot have women in power in India until attitude towards them changes," he told the cheering crowd. 

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First Published : 13 Mar 2019, 03:19:45 PM