Rae Bareli (UP):
Rahul Gandhi on Friday found a novel way to launch an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi – invoking two Bollywood blockbusters. The Congress Vice President said PM Modi promised ‘achche din’ just like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’s Shah Rukh Khan, however, he turned out to be Sholay’s villain Gabbar Singh.
Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Modi for his ‘achche din’ promise as he referred to the 1995 blockbuster starring SRK and Kajol.
“You must have seen the movie ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, have not you? Do you remember it? In the film there is a promise of ‘achhe din’ (good days),” he said drawing applause from the audience who lapped up the banter.
Mocking the prime minister for making “empty” promises for developing the state by “pretending” to be a hero, Rahul said Modi claimed he was a hero like Shah Rukh but ended up being villain Gabbar Singh.
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi, who hit the campaign trail for the first time in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
Till now, her role had been confined to strategy and backroom talks from her brother’s home in New Delhi.
Congress leaders say she is unlikely to go beyond mother Sonia Gandhi’s Raebareli and Rahul’s Amethi constituencies.
Congress has credited Priyanka with playing a pivotal role in rescuing the alliance with the Samajwadi Party when it was on the verge of collapse.
(With inputs from PTI)