Congress President Rahul Gandhi was in a full campaign mode during his trip in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. He visited a number of places, including a temple, trying to sway the audience towards his side.
But in his efforts to garner support, the Congress president spoke of things which ended up sounding extremely funny. During the 'Sankalp Yatra', while addressing the crowd, he asked the crowd if they wanted their clothes, shirts and shoes to be made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
He said, "We want that on the back of your cell phones, on the back of your shirts, under your shoes, 'Made in Madhya Pradesh' is written. We want 'Made in India' to be written. We want 'Made by HAL' to be written."
The Congress supremo kick-started his party's 'Sankalp Yatra' in Chitrakoot near Satna district. He was seen offering prayers at Shri Kamadgiri Temple along with other Congressman. In the video accessed by Republic TV, Rahul Gandhi can be seen entering the temple and offering a garland of flowers in the feet of the deity. After offering his Prayer, Rahul Gandhi proceeded to attend a meeting at Rajola.
During the meeting, he mounted a scathing attack on PM Modi and said:
"Prime Minister said that he will build Sardar Patel statue and during the process he gave jobs to the people in China. But I will ensure that if we come to power then we will show how to change the perspective from 'Made in China' to 'Made in Chitrakoot'."
"Mr. Narendra Modi always says 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' but in UP we have seen how an MLA raped a girl but BJP and even Modi ji did not even try to punish him. We should rephrase it as 'Beti Padhao, Beti ko BJP ke vishayak se bachao', he added.
Earlier on September 17, Rahul Gandhi visited Madhya Pradesh and held a roadshow after taking blessings from priests. He also addressed his party workers later that day. Rahul Gandhi received a grand welcome at the airport by Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath and senior party leader and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia among others.