Every citizen is a patriot: Rahul hits out at PM Modi, Kejriwal

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that both of them teach patriotism to people which is not needed because “every citizen of the country is a patriot”.

“Narendra Modi ji and Kejriwal ji teach patriotism to people. It is not needed as every citizen of the country is a patriot. This (to portray some people as anti-national etc) is just a way to divide people,” Gandhi said while addressing a gathering in Kondli here. The Congress leader further alleged that in the last five years the communal harmony of India has deteriorated.

“In the last five years, the environment of India has deteriorated, have you noticed? The peace and brotherhood which prevailed earlier is not there. If a 10-year-old girl (sitting in the crowd) can understand that then I am sure others will also understand,” he said.

He further hit out at two leaders over the issue of corruption alleging that while both Modi and Kejriwal had promised to eradicate corruption, but the corruption has instead gone up.

“Kejriwal talked of eradicating corruption. Narendra Modi talked of eradicating corruption. Both of them talked about eradicating corruption. Has it been eradicated? The country knows that corruption has rather increased instead of getting eradicated,” he said.

‘PM Modi and CM Kejriwal only hungry for publicity’

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday once again targeted the Prime Minister and Delhi CM, saying they both are hungry for publicity. She said this during an election rally at Old Delhi’s Hauz Qazi area ahead of Delhi Assembly polls.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are only hungry for publicity,” said the Congress general secretary, reports PTI.

She also targeted BJP leaders, saying their character can be defined by their slogans.

Claiming that Delhi’s development took place during Congress regime under late Sheila Dixit’s chief ministership, she apologised to the crowd for arriving the venue late and said she would have reached on time had she taken the Metro.