Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of seeking help from Adani, Ambani in polls

Gandhi mocked PM Modi, saying, “Narendra Modi took the names of two of his friends (and said) – ‘Save me, the INDIA alliance has cornered me, I am losing. Adani-Ambani, save me’.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the latter has sought assistance from industrialists Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi’s remarks came in response to PM Modi’s accusation that the Congress had remained silent about the two business tycoons due to an alleged secret deal.

During a rally in Kannauj, where Akhilesh Yadav is contesting, Gandhi claimed that Modi had never mentioned the names of Adani and Ambani in his speeches over the past ten years. However, he said the Prime Minister took their names now because the INDIA alliance had cornered him, and he was seeking their help to save himself from losing the elections.

Gandhi mocked PM Modi, saying, “Narendra Modi took the names of two of his friends (and said) – ‘Save me, the INDIA alliance has cornered me, I am losing. Adani-Ambani, save me’.”

Responding to Modi’s allegation that the Congress had accepted a “tempo-load of money” to keep silent about Adani and Ambani, Gandhi claimed that the Prime Minister had personal experience with tempos, implying a reference to alleged corruption.

The Congress leader accused Modi of working solely for the benefit of 22 industrialists and warned the public not to get distracted by the BJP’s attempts to divert attention in the next 10-15 days.

The Adani-Ambani Drama

The controversy surrounding Adani and Ambani has emerged as a contentious issue in the ongoing election campaign. Rahul Gandhi has frequently accused the Modi government of promoting crony capitalism and favouring these industrialists.

Earlier this week, PM Modi had hit back, alleging that Rahul Gandhi had stopped attacking Adani and Ambani after the elections were announced, implying a secret deal. He questioned whether “tempo loads of notes” had reached the Congress, leading to their sudden silence on the issue.

The allegations and counter-allegations have added a new dimension to the political slugfest, with both parties accusing each other of favouritism and corruption. As the elections intensify, the Adani-Ambani issue is expected to remain a central point of debate and campaigning for both sides.