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Rahul Gandhi's annual festival is to visit poor man's house and take their photos: Narendra Modi

Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 6:48pm IST | Place: Bhadohi | Agency: ANI

Taking a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that it is the annual festival of Rahul to visit a poor man's house and take photo of his poverty.

"Rahul's annual festival is to visit poor person's house and take their photos," said Modi while addressing a rally here. "Someone who has never witnessed poverty feels like watching it. They go to houses to watch the poor people. This is because they don't know about poor people," he added.

He also took on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying, "These days Madam Sonia has been saying that Modi is talking like he has already become the prime minister of the country. I want to tell her India is democracy and even a kid who polishes shoes on a footpath can become the prime minister. There is no reservation for your son and your family." He also said that the Congress will be punished for making fun of the poor and backward people on May 16. "They have so much arrogance in them and I wonder the kind of language they are using these days. Is it a crime that I was born in a poor family? Is selling tea at railway station a crime? Have I sold the country?" he asked.

"Now, the poor will not be made fun of in this country," he further added. 

He also said that the government of 'mother-son' duo is no sympathiser of poor, and added that they let the food grains rot in granaries and instead sold it to liquor factories rather than distributing it to poor.

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