Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "when he gets sacred, he tries to create tension between two religions".
"When Modi ji gets scared, then he tries to spread communalism and create tension among people belonging to two religions. He tries to spread poison in the society," said Gandhi during a public rally here.
His reference was to Modi's speech on Sunday, where he said: "If you create kabristaan (graveyard) in a village, then a shamshaan (cremation ground) should also be created. If electricity is given uninterrupted in Ramzan, then it should be given in Diwali without a break. Bhedbhaav nahin hona chahiye (there should be no discrimination."
Attacking the Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi said: "He keeps lying. He promised to give Rs 15 lakh to every Indian, two crore jobs, loan waiver to the farmers."
"Prime Minister Modi has been benevolent towards the rich and has waived their loans, but not the loans of farmers," he added.
"We (Congress) waived off the loans of the farmers, gave them food security and MNREGA," said Gandhi.
He also said the Modi government has not been able to send "a single person accused of keeping black money" to jail and that 94 per cent of black money is still stashed away in foreign countries.
At a public rally in Basti, he said: "Farmers came to us. We didn't strike a deal with them. We will never tell them to vote for us first and then we'll do their work."