Amethi, May 5: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday tore into the Gandhi family, accusing them of not only being "arrogant" and "power drunk" but also of ignoring the welfare and interests of the poor.
Addressing a massive gathering at Gauriganj town in Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, from where Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is the incumbent member, Modi sought votes for BJP candidate Smriti Irani, saying the time has come to throw out dynastic politics and espouse the cause of development.
Challenging Gandhi to a debate with Irani, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said if the media wants to test the competence of both the candidates, they should ask them the names of villages in the constituency.
He said if Irani - who he called his younger sister - names 100 villages, the Congress leader would not know about more than 10.
Modi said he has not sent Irani to Amethi to increase the tension of Rahul Gandhi but to end the tension of the people.