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first_imgGandhi narrated the story of a boatman and well-suited gentleman to drive home the point that people think of ideas only as per their respective surroundings as he tried to impress upon the electorates that that Modi-led NDA has no connect with the grassroot. “Those belonging to the suit boot category understand with what they are concerned while farmers, workers understand their issues,” he said insisting clothes of a person tell a lot about his aptitude. “Modi ji says he used to sell tea but now you see him. Some time back I saw Modi ji talking about economy. I saw Modi ji sitting dressed spick and span with people in suit, wearing costly watches and carrying expensive pens. “Then there was a dialogue on employment with a group 25 persons—everyone well-suited sporting expensive watches and pens. People in suit boot are sitting and discussing Swachch Bharat,” he said. Disagreeing with Modis way of doing things, the Congress Vice President said that if employment has to be discussed it should be done with factory workers and sanitation workers. “If you want to discuss employment for youths, call them. They will tell you what is required to be done,” he said. Seeking project a hiatus between action on the ground and words of Modi, Gandhi recalled that Modi had promised to start the closed sugar mill in Champaran during a Lok Sabha election rally. “One year has passed. Did the sugar mill start running?,” he asked. Referring to his agitation path on land bill issue, Gandhi said when his party talked about amending the old law, none of the rich favoured his idea but farmers backed it. He asked the audience comprising mostly of villagers to realize that land has become a valuable property now unlike what it was 10-15 years ago. PTI AMR SPG VMNadvertisementlast_img read more