Modi obsessed with my family, best of luck to him: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi says the PM is cracking under pressure. Photo: PTI

The Prime Minister and the BJP are obsessed with my family and that is where the former is going to find escape, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said.

Responding to PM Narendra Modi’s allegation that ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi had used Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat for a personal vacation to Lakshadweep in 1987, he said, “Why would anyone holiday on an aircraft carrier? It’s not a cruise ship.”  Stating that he had indeed boarded the aircraft carrier, Rahul said it was not a vacation but an official trip.

Rahul Gandhi said he did not think of his family as much as PM Modi did. “Mr Narendra Modi is obsessed with my family. I’m not obsessed with my family. I don’t think about my father, grandmother or great-grandfather as much as Mr Modi does. He thinks that that’s the place where he’s going to find his escape. Best of luck to him,” he said. Rahul Gandhi said he did not intend to respond to attacks on his family during the 2019 elections.

Rahul tweeted that the BJP was cracking under pressure. “You, however, have the right to be nervous,” Rahul added.


In an interview to Hindustan Times, Rahul Gandhi said he spent more time than PM Modi thinking about the country. Taking a dig at the PM’s claim that he worked 24×7, he said the best test would be a debate between him and the PM, the HT reported.

When the newspaper pointed out that former US president Barack Obama had remarked on Modi’s ability to work with less sleep, Gandhi said: “Mr Barack Obama was probably having him on! The Americans do psychological profiling of all leaders and they tell you exactly what you want to hear. And Mr Narendra Modi bought it hook, line and sinker.”