Patna: Congress President Rahul Gandhi taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying he is the chowkidar of "rich-men" and he only protects and cares for the rich.
Addressing a rally to launch the election campaign in Bihar's Purnea district, Gandhi said: "Modi has been doing chowkidari of Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and Mehul Choksi. He is not a chowkidar for poor people."
"Modi is chowkidar for Anil Ambani and rich people only," he added.
Interacting with the huge gathering, Gandhi said: "Modi hugs only rich people, not poor. Modi used to address common people as 'mitron' (friends) but he addresses Anil Ambani as brother."
He said that in 2014, Modi made big promises including two crore jobs to youth every year, Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of all, double income for farmers etc. But he has done nothing for the youths, farmers, poor.
"In last five years, the self proclaimed chowkidar has become a chor (thief)," Gandhi said amid the chanting of "chowkidar chor hai" by youths.
Gandhi claimed that Modi made promises but never fulfilled them.
"Modi has hardly done anything for farmers as promised. Farmers are unhappy and angry across the country," he claimed.
Gandhi said Modi's promises like job opportunities, income for farmers and "acche din", are all lies.
The Congress President also lashed out at BJP leaders.
"BJP leaders are spreading hatred in the country for vested interests," said Gandhi.