Congress President Rahul Gandhi has never left any opportunity to deride Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he professes his "love" for PM. In an exclusive interview to India TV's Senior Executive Editor Saurav Sharma, the Congress chief predicted an imminent defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections, saying that the game was over for Narendra Modi.
During the course of the exclusive conversation, the Congress chief ridiculed the prime minister and said that Modi was scared of him. He also went on to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bubble had burst and his dreams stood shattered.
"Narendra Modi has lost confidence, his bubble has burst. Look at his confidence level...he should have given an account of his work including employment generation in the last five years," Gandhi said on the sidelines of an election rally in Patliputra in Bihar.
Gandhi rejected the idea of the Lok Sabha election being fought between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Narendra Modi thinks the election is about Narendra Modi. It is not even between me and Narendra Modi. The fight is between the people of India and Narendra Modi...I stand by them," Gandhi said.
Gandhi even suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have consulted Dr. Manmohan Singh and sought his suggestions to gather experience. "If Narendra Modi had spoken to Manmohan Singh ji, Stalin, Lalu Yadav...then he wouldn't have been in the situation he is in right now," the Congress chief said.
Will the tide turn in Rahul Gandhi's favour or will Narendra Modi ride on saffron wave? May 23 will reveal a lot more when India comes out with a clearer picture.
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