In a scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi and the 'corrupt' AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged that the Prime Minister was seeking to "remote control" Tamil Nadu through Chief Minister K Palaniswami. Rahul billed himself as a "honest" man and said Modi cannot control him.
"Modi thinks Tamil Nadu is like his television, he can pick up remote and do whatever he wants. He can put the volume up and the CM will talk louder and vice versa. He thinks he can control people of TN, but people are going to remove the battery from remote and throw away," said Rahul.
"The only one reason Narendra Modi can't frighten me, is I am not corrupt. And because I am not corrupt I can stand up against him and tell him the truth," he said.
Rahul Gandhi was interacting with salt pan workers, where he recalled his party's poll-time promise of providing Rs 72,000 under the NYAY scheme and assured them that it would be implemented if the Congress was voted to power.