Why not question PM Modi’s Rs 8,000 crore planes: Rahul Gandhi

Why not question PM Modi’s Rs 8,000 crore planes: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at BJP who has been criticizing him over a cushion he used to sit on a tractor and said that PM Narendra Modi recently bought luxury planes for Rs 8,000 crore and has not just a cushion but a whole range of luxurious items at his disposal.

BJP leaders have criticized Rahul Gandhi for using a sofa to sit on a tractor during his tractor rally in Punjab to protest against the Centre’s farm laws.

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said, “The 'protest' launched by Congress is a political protest by those whose vested interests are hurt by the #FarmBills. Cushioned sofas on tractors is not a protest. It is ‘Protest Tourism’ to misguide our farmers who are educated & intelligent to see through this facade.”

Taking a dig at BJP for criticizing his tractor ride on a ‘gaddi’ (cushion), Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday quipped that the Prime Minister’s new Air India One plane, “bought for more than Rs 8,000 crore of the taxpayers’ money, had not just a cushion but a whole lot of luxury beds for his comfort”.

A custom-made B777 aircraft, which will be used to fly the president, vice president, and prime minister, has arrived in Delhi from the US. Another of these models will soon be received by India for which a total amount of Rs 8,400 crore is being spent.

Rahul Gandhi addressed the media alongside Punjab CM Amarinder Singh ahead of entering Haryana for the farm bill protests planned in the BJP-ruled state.

Why don’t you question them about this,” Rahul Gandhi asked the media in response to a question about him sitting on a ‘gaddi’ on a tractor during his Punjab ‘Kheti Bachao Yatra’.

Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wasting thousands of crores on the VVIP plane just because “his friend Donald Trump (US President) has one”.

“It was strange,” Rahul Gandhi said, that nobody is seeing or questioning the VVIP Boeing 777 purchased for this whopping amount, but everyone being quick to point to the ‘gaddi’ which some well-wisher had put on a tractor for him.