Jaipur, July 17: Taking a jibe over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 56-inch chest remark, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed a collective opposition will reduce the PM's chest to 5.6 inches.
"We will not allow land bill to be passed in Parliament, his 56 inch chest will be reduced to 5.6 inches," said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a meeting in Jaipur.
Continuing his relentless assault on the Modi Government over the land bill, Gandhi scion today vowed not to allow it acquire "even an inch of land" as he reached out to the farmers. He even attacked PM Modi for his silence over Vyapam Scam and Lalit Modi scandal in which senior BJP leaders are facing flak. [Rahul Gandhi to sharpen attack on Modi govt at Congress CMs' meet]
Earlier on Thursday, undertaking an 8-km 'padyatra' in the villages of Rajasthan the Amethi MP attacked Narendra Modi for his "silence" on corruption.
"You are being subjected to oppression. I have come here today to assure you that Congress party will fight with the BJP and NDA not just in Rajasthan but in the entire country. We will not let them take even a single inch of land. We will not allow the BJP to move forward a single inch.
"You should not worry. Congress is a party of the poor, farmers and labourers. Whenever you are troubled, you will find the Congress party by your side," he said.
Rahul, who has reached out to farmers with 'padyatra' in various parts of the country including Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in recent months mounting pressure on the Centre on the land bill, also attacked Modi for his silence on corruption.
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi's remark BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was quoted as saying, "People who have a vision of 5.6 mm are obviously not able to look beyond that."