Chikkamagaluru: A day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi spoke of his readiness to become prime minister if his party fares well in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused him of showing ‘sheer arrogance’ for making such an assumption when the Congress was losing election after election in the country.
Addressing an election rally in Chickmagalur, Mr Modi ridiculed Mr Gandhi’s talk of becoming prime minister despite his party’s many electoral losses. “The Congress is losing one election after another in the country; yet its president Rahul Gandhi is confident of becoming prime minister in the 2019 elections. Is this not sheer arrogance on his part?” he asked to a huge roar from the gathering.
Taking his attack on the Gandhi family a notch further with barely a day left for the campaign to end, Mr Modi said, “he (Rahul Gandhi) feels that the prime minister's chair is reserved for one family and no one can sit on it. He feels it is an ancestral right (paitruk hak).”
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