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Cries of help are of those wanting freedom from tyranny: Rahul on PM's 'bachao' jibe


New Delhi, Jan 20: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday over his "bachao, bachao" swipe at the Opposition, saying the cries of help were of people "begging" to be freed from "your tyranny and incompetence".

Rahul Gandhi

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, "Your Highness, The cries for help are the cries of millions of unemployed youth; of farmers in distress; of oppressed Dalits & Adivasis; of persecuted minorities; of small businessmen in ruin; begging to be freed from your tyranny & incompetence." He added, "In 100 days they will be free."

Gandhi's attack came a day after Modi, taking a dig at the Opposition rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, said the BJP had only one MLA in West Bengal, "but still they are so afraid of us, because we follow the path of truth, that they have gathered parties from across the country and are crying '\Rbachao , bachao, bachao' (save us)".

On a day when several opposition parties came together on a common platform in Kolkata, Modi had hit out at their proposed "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance), saying it was a combine of those who were angry at his stringent action against corruption as they had been stopped from looting public money.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had also hit out at Modi, saying, "Actually, he meant to say that it's time to 'bachao' (save) the nation from him and the BJP."

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