Mr. Rahul Gandhi, mounting his attack on the Prime Minister, said Mr. Narendra Modi had failed to keep the promises made in the past five years.
The Congress President told a rally in Pathanapuram in Kerala, 'The promises Modi made to you, he has not kept. But Anil Ambani gets Rs 30,000 crore in the Rafale deal. The Prime Minister speaks of nationalism but he gave the biggest defence deal to a person who has not made a single aircraft.'
Addressing an election rally at the St Stephen College grounds Mr Gandhi alleged that the country is under attack from the BJP-RSS and an ideological fight is going on between the BJP on the one side and the Congress on the other.
'No matter how many times the BJP/RSS target us, we will use love and non-violence to convince you that you are on the wrong path' he said. 'In the past five years, Modi promised several things--two crore jobs, Rs 15 lakh deposit in bank accounts and price support for farmers.'
He asked the audience how many of them had received the money in their bank account. Mr. Gandhi went on to assure the cashew farmers that his party, if voted to power, would take up their cause and make 'cashew growing a viable alternative'.
It was an 'honour' for him to contest election from Kerala, he mentioned.