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Delhi Smog: Storm in eyes, troubled folks, but why is 'Saheb' quiet, Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi on Monday recalled lines from a Bollywood film song to take an apparent swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the toxic air in the national capital.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Updated: November 13, 2017 17:29 IST ]
Delhi Smog: Storm in eyes, troubled folks, but why is
Image Source : PTI Delhi Smog: Storm in eyes, troubled folks, but why is 'Saheb' quiet, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday recalled lines from a Bollywood film song to take an apparent swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the toxic air in the national capital. 

Gandhi gave a new twist to a couplet from a song in the 1978 film "Gaman", which looked at life in a city, and without naming Modi, indirectly referred to government inaction on pollution. 

"Seene mein jalan/aankhon mein toofaan sa kyun hai/ iss sheher mein/ har shaks/ pareshaan saa kyun hai...(Pain in the chest, storm in the eyes/ why is everybody in the city so troubled)," he tweeted, in a clear allusion to the high levels of air pollution. 

He added a new line to the words, bringing in a "Saheb" who remains quiet despite being in the know. 

"Kya batayeinge Saheb, sab jaankar anjaan kyun hain," Gandhi said on Twitter. 

He also posted with his tweet a picture of children wearing masks and a news report that said 18 lakh people died in India because of air pollution. 

The Congress vice president has these days taken to Twitter with a series of one-liners, often using popular cultural idioms, to attack Modi, his ministers and the government. 

In a recent tweet, he had drawn a comparison between the government's GST and Bollywood villain Gabbar Singh from the film Sholay. 

Today's tweet comes in the wake of a toxic haze enveloping Delhi and surrounding areas, leaving people gasping for breath.

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