In a new low by the president of the Grand Old Party, Rahul Gandhi has said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2014 Lok Sabha elections was a ' fluke'. While addressing Booth Workers Meeting in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi made the shocking allegations against the PM Modi win 2014 elections in which the BJP-led NDA won a sweeping victory, taking 336 out of 543 seats.
"Thik hai ek baar tukka lag gaya 2014 main, wo alag baat hai. (That is a different thing that in 2014 it was a one time fluke)," the Congress president said on Tuesday.
Later, Rahul Gandhi went on to target PM Modi over the promise he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha election saying that every Indian would get Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts
"He said make me chowkidar, I will put Rs 15 Lakhs in your bank accounts. Now it took us six months how to fulfil this promise. Take the list of the biggest economists, we spoke to every one of them. Then we decided to provide minimum income - Rs 12,000 to every poor in the country. Through Rs. 12000 per month, we assured to provide all facilities to every poor individual. Narendra Modi's weapon a lie, our weapon - Rs 12,000 per month (Rs 72,000 per annum) - is the truth," he added.
Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi had highlighted the issue of black money making a vow to bring it back. He had promised that every Indian would get Rs 15 lakh when black money is repatriated from abroad.
In contrast to PM Modi's 2014 promise, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that Rs 72,000 per year will be given as minimum income to poor families, benefiting around 25 crore people, if his party is voted to power in Lok Sabha polls, and asserted it will be the final assault on poverty.
In May 2014, Narendra Modi-led BJP and its allies won the right to form the largest majority government since the 1984 general election.