PM Modi doesn't talk to me, he greets in monosyllables: Rahul
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he has never had any conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he does not talk to him. Rahul also said that PM Modi meets and greets in monosyllables. "He will say 'hello'," he said.
In an interview to Gulf News ahead of his United Arab Emirates (UAE) visit on January 11, Rahul Gandhi said that he does acknowledge the lessons that PM Modi has given him.
Rahul also said that a lot of what PM Modi says about him comes from the anger he has. "For example, the frame he uses against my familythere is an element of that frame which is hatred and anger," Rahul said.
"And there is another element that says look, you come from a position where you have had certain advantages and it is true! I have to take into account that truth, I can't deny the fact that my family was in politics'."
'Modi does not see the impact of violent deaths on my family'
Rahul Gandhi said that he regrets that PM Modi fails to see the impact on his family after the "violent deaths of his grandmother Indira and father Rajiv", the pain that came with it and the lessons he learnt.
"Mr Modi has certain disadvantages and advantages. The biggest that Mr Modi has given me is that I listen now, I listen very deeply," he said.
During the no-confidence motion against the Modi government in August last year, Rahul Gandhi had accused PM Modi of not being able to look him in the eye. The comment did make PM Modi chuckle as the Hindi phrase he used was not something he wanted to say.
"Pradhanmantri [PM] apni aankh meri annkh mein nahi daal sakte" was what he said, which basically translates to "The PM can't put his eyes into mine".
Rahul later corrected himself and added that its because PM Modi has not been truthful.