Rahul Gandhi interacting with lawyers at VOC College in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
Rahul Gandhi interacting with lawyers at VOC College in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
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Launching a scathing attack against Narendra Modi, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the Prime Minister is only useful to "two people", referring to major business houses in the country.

Today while interacting with lawyers at VOC College in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, Gandhi said, "Question isn't whether PM is useful or useless. Ques tionis who is he useful to? PM is extremely useful to 2 people i.e. 'Hum do Humare Do', who are using him to increase their wealth, & useless to the poor."

His comments came in response to one of the lawyers in the audience who asked Gandhi whether the Prime Minister is useless.

In contrast, the Wayanad MP said, "I am useful for the farmers, poor people, women, youths in the country, while Narendra Modi is useful for two people and they are using him to increase their wealth and expand their business." He also said that the two people will throw the PM when time comes and is useless for the poor people.

Watch the video of Rahul Gandhi's response here:

Rahul reiterated his 'Hum Do Hamare Do' jibe and said, "Four people are running the country. Hum do, hamare do. Everywhere, the imprint of these four people are there."

During the interaction, Gandhi termed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) discriminatory on many counts. He also said that Congress is opposed to farm laws and is fighting against them. Replying to a question, Rahul said, "India is entering a phase very much like the British era. We cannot rely on the institutions to protect our democracy anymore. We can only rely on the people of the country."

The MP is on a three days tour in Tamil Nadu ahead of the assembly elections.

This comes a few days after the former Congress president had taken a jibe at PM when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium was renamed as Narendra Modi stadium which was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind in presence of Home Minister Amit Shah, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among others.

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