Patna, Sept 19: Cautioning the people of Bihar, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that they should be wary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his "suited-booted friends" who may take away their land in the name of development.
Launching the Congress campaign for the Bihar Assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he looked after the interest of only a few "suited-booted" people and reminded him that Mahatma Gandhi had shed his "suit-boot" for the sake of the poor.
"Prime Minister Modi promised two lakh jobs, promised Rs 15 lakh to each account and to reduce high prices. Did it happen?" Rahul Gandhi asked. "Modi was and continues to be a 'feku'," Rahul Gandhi was quoted as saying in TOI report.
The occasion served as the launch pad for the poll campaign by the grand secular alliance of Congress, JD(U) and RJD in the Bihar elections.
The rally is the first major show by the alliance after the announcement of the five-phase Bihar Assembly poll. Before this, the secular alliance had organised a "swabhiman rally" at Patna on August 30 in which Sonia Gandhi had shared dias with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.
Though Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad gave a miss to the function, K C Tyagi and Tejaswi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad, represented the two parties in the function organised by the Congress.
Asking people not to be lured by "false promises" made by Modi like he did in the last general elections, he alleged, "After winning the election, his suit-boot wearing friends from Delhi and Gujarat would come to Bihar for land of farmers under the new Land Bill and they would be obliged by the NDA government."
(With inputs from agencies)