‘Moorkhon ke sardar’: PM Modi’s veiled jab at Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched his most strongly worded attack at the Congress in the ongoing election season, as he called Rahul Gandhi ‘moorkhon ke sardar’ (the leader of stupid people) over the latter’s remark that mobile phones in India were mostly ‘made in China’.

Saying that India now exports mobile phones worth over Rs 1 lakh crore, he said Congress leaders were afflicted with the mental disease of ignoring India’s achievement.

“Yesterday, a Congress’s wise man was saying that the people of the country only have made in China mobile. Arre ‘moorkhon ke sardar’, which world do you live in? Congress leaders are afflicted with the mental disease of ignoring India’s achievements. I wonder what foreign glasses they have worn that they are not able to see in India,” he said without directly naming Gandhi.

He claimed India was the second biggest manufacturer of mobile phones in the world.

“When the Congress was in power, India’s manufacturing of mobile phones was under Rs 20000 crore. Today, India’s industry has grown to over Rs 3.5 lakh crore. India is also exporting mobile phones worth Rs 1 lakh crore,” he added.

PM Modi, in another rally in the state, said the storm of people will uproot the Congress from Madhya Pradesh.

“I can see a large number of people attending this meeting with many of them standing out in the sun as the arrangements made for the rally fell a little short as compared to the turnout. A storm is blowing in the state that will uproot Congress’s ‘tambu’ (tent) in the state,” he said.

He also accused the Congress of looting the state during its tenure in Madhya Pradesh. (Agencies)

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