While interacting with mediapersons, Congress president Rahul Gandhi broke his silence on Tom Vadakkan joining BJP. On question about Vadakkan's affiliation with BJP party, Rahul Gandhi said, "Tom Vadakkan is not a big leader." He further said, "Country has three major issues. First and foremost is unemployment and Narendra Modi failed on it. Second issue is corruption. And, the third one is Farmers' issue. Prime Minister was talking about farmers in these 5 years but never done anything for them."