NEW DELHI: India’s Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down hard on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was time for him to “stop giving speeches and campaigning and start working” after the stupendous victory of the Grand Alliance in Bihar.“He should stop traveling abroad and instead meet farmers and start working for them,” a beaming Gandhi told reporters at the party headquarters in New Delhi.
Rahul said the victory in the state was not against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), but against the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad.“This is a defeat of hatred, arrogance and anger. This is a victory of love over hate. I want Modiji to tone down his arrogance. It will be good for him and the nation,” he added. He said the “message of the elections is that the Modi government and the saffron party cannot divide the nation”.