Hearing Chowkidar Chor Hai slogan for first time after elections: Rahul Gandhi thanks Wayanad
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is spending his second day in Kerala's Wayanad by holding a roadshow through the streets of the region that ensured he finds a place in the Parliament despite Congress's rout in the Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul Gandhi is on a thanksgiving tour in Wayanad at the same time as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the state to offer prayers at a temple in Guruvayur.
He once again attacked PM Modi on Saturday and said, "At the national level we're fighting poison. Mr Narendra Modi uses poison, I'm using a strong word but Mr Narendra Modi uses poison of hatred to divide this country. He uses anger and hatred to divide the people of this country."
Addressing a gathering of supporters and party workers, who chanted the 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan, Rahul Gandhi thanked those who voted for him.
He said, "We will continue to fight Narendra Modi and his hate with love. He represents hatred and insecurity. He represents lies."
As the crowd continued to chant 'Chowkidar Chor Hai', Rahul said this is the first time since the elections that he is hearing this slogan again.
Rahul Gandhi also said that although he belongs to the Congress party, doors for the people of Wayanad will always be open in Congress.
"My job is to listen to the people of Wayanad, understand their difficultly and work for them," said Rahul.
"Modi uses the poison of hatred to run his campaign. He uses hatred to divide the people. He uses lies to win the elections. But Congress party has always stood with truth and love. We will continue to fight Narendra Modi and his hate with love," said Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad on the second day of his tour.
Meanwhile, PM Modi offered prayers at the Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayur on Saturday morning. He will then head to Andhra Pradesh to pray at another temple.
(With inputs from PS Gopikrishnan Unnithan)