PM says Rahul yet to recover from poll loss
June 11, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called Congress President Rahul Gandhi weak, saying that he could not come out of the impact of the election results and that this showed "weakness.
The PM made these remarks in Andhra Pradesh where he addressed a thanksgiving rally. He promised the crowds that his coalition would speed up work for the betterment of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu people even though the BJP did not win in these two states.
Given the huge mandate we got, some people think expectations and aspirations (on the government) have increased. They also wonder what can Modi do. We should see it as India's fortune and a great opportunity. I see it as a guarantee for a brighter India. - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The PM also made a dig at Rahul Gandhi over his recent comments in Wayanad that Modi's election campaign was filled with "lies, poison and hatred. In response the PM said that some people could still not come out of the impact of election results. "That is their weakness. For us the chapter of elections has ended. A new chapter of serving the 130 crore people of the country has opened for us".
PM Modi said that Andhra Pradesh has infinite possibilities for growth and promised to extend all co-operation from the Centre for the development of the state. He also made a special mention of Tamil Nadu thanking people for playing a crucial role in strengthening democracy. "Whether or not we secured victory here, our objective always is to serve the people. We (BJP) are a dedicated system of workers and I am a part of it. Even after the elections, we will not lower our efforts to ensure happiness of people and betterment of their lives".
Saying that winning elections was the aim only in the electoral battlefield, he called winning people's hearts a constant endeavour, "all 365 days a year" and added, "In the last five years, people have seen a government that is solely committed to the welfare of Bharat Mata. Hence, they gave us a renewed mandate to serve them for the second time".