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Stop Playing Drums in Japan and Start Working: Rahul's Dig at Modi

In a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi today said he was "playing drum" in Japan while people suffered from power crisis and soaring vegetable prices.

The Congress Vice-President said Modi came to power by making big promises and but his government is yet to even begin working on them despite completing 100 days in office.

"They had made big promises but where is the result? They might have forgotten so let me remind them. They said they will change the country, bring down prices, reduce corruption. 100 days are over.

"At least begin working now. People say they have not even started working. The PM is playing drum in Japan while there is no electricity here and prices are rising," he told reporters.

During his recent visit to Japan, Modi had tried his hand at playing drum while taking part in a function.

On a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, Rahul admitted to differences in opinion in Congress over issues and said there has always been "this type of tension" in the party. The party will deal with the issue, he said.

A group of young Congress leaders, including 15 AICC secretaries, recently decided to write to senior leaders against what they claimed was attempt to damage the party's image by making controversial statements outside party fora.

It is being seen as a rallying of support for Gandhi within the party after comments of several party leaders were seen as a disapproval of his leadership style.

"Congress party is an old organisation... There are multiple voices and all those voices will bring solution to the party," he said.

Rahul earlier faced some grilling by his electorate over power crisis in the area and said he has written a letter to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in this regard.

He arrived this morning and visited the villages which had fetched him large numbers of votes in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

To a question on the youth in the Congress party asserting themselves, Rahul said, "It is an old party, everyone has opinion of his own."

"There are multiple voices in the party and all of them bring solution to problems," he said.

Rahul visited villages polling maximum votes for him in the recent Lok Sabha elections including Bhikhipur and Barkhudas Ka Purva among others and interacted with people.

He was informed about problems relating to power and water crisis in the constituency besides demand for a water tank in Bhikhipur which, he said, would be constructed through his MP fund.

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17/D-91
Sep 05, 2014
06:56 PM

Angry statement by  a gentleman in deep sleep when disturbed  by drum sound.

Agosuke, Bangalore
16/D-62
Sep 05, 2014
02:42 PM

Mad man

misogynist, chennai
15/D-39
Sep 05, 2014
11:21 AM

"They said they will change the country, bring down prices, reduce corruption."

Why 100 days? Modi reduced corruption on 16 May 2014 by throwing UPA out. Eradicating it will have to wait for "Congress-mukt Bharat", which may be by the next GE.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
14/D-34
Sep 05, 2014
09:51 AM

May be he says "Better to sleep in Parliament,than beating the drum.Don't disturb me, i am in deep sleep".Such nth rate fellows get prime time coverage.

S.S.Nagaraj, Bangalore
13/D-33
Sep 05, 2014
09:51 AM

"Start working"

Like you, your sister, your mother, your brother in law Robber do and like your father, grandmother, great grandfather and their assorted relatives and servants did.

Your exalted family is a unique gift to this poor country. We, the serfs, bow our heads in gratitude.

Pradip Singh, stafford
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