‘At times, he goes under sea to perform…’: Rahul Gandhi mocks PM’s Dwarka puja

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NASHIK: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for performing an underwater puja in the remains of the ancient submerged city of Lord Krishna’s Dwarka earlier in February, alleging that issues like inflation and unemployment are “not being discussed”.

Addressing a farmers’ meeting at Krishi Utapann Bazar Samiti in Nashik during his Maharashtra leg of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, the former Congress chief said, “The issues of farmers, inflation, unemployment, and agniveers are the most prominent in the country today, but on TV channels, you will never see discussion on these issues. Instead, TV channels show Modi ji all 24 hours; at times he goes under the sea to do a puja and a TV camera goes with him, then he takes a flight on a seaplane…,” he said.

“Then he will go to the China border and the media will follow him. Then (he) will talk about Pakistan. Then the Covid-19 pandemic will come and (we will be) clapping and clanging utensils. He will make everyone dance”, the Wayanad MP said.

In February, PM Modi dived into the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujarat to perform an underwater puja. Dwarka, known for its connection with Lord Krishna, was once a thriving city that is believed to have been submerged under the sea centuries ago after Krishna’s departure from Earth.

The Nyay Yatra is passing through the state of Maharashtra. The Congress and the Shiv Sena (UBT) are part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), which also includes the NCP (SPawar) in the state. Smaller parties like the Swambhimani Vikash Parishad (SWP) and the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) are also likely to join the Congress-led alliance in the state. The state sends 48 legislators to the Lok Sabha.

The Congress’s ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’, after the party’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, aims to cover 6,700 km through 15 states, with Lok Sabha polls around the corner. The Lok Sabha polls are likely to be held in April-May this year. (ANI)

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