1. PM Modi ridiculed Rahul Gandhi, dubbing him ‘yuvraj’ and characterizing him as a failed “start-up” in his Rajya Sabha speech.
2. These remarks were made during Modi’s response to the ‘Motion of Thanks’ to the President’s address, where he also criticized the Congress for its outdated ideologies.
3. Modi’s comments underline his ongoing criticism of the Congress party’s stance on reservation policies and its leadership.

New Delhi, Feb 07: In his address to the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again mocked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, referring to him as ‘yuvraj’ and likening him to a “start-up” that failed to take off, labeling him a “non-starter”.

Modi’s comments come as part of his response to the ‘Motion of Thanks’ to the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, where he criticized the Congress party for its outdated ideologies and opposition to reservation policies.

The Prime Minister accused the Congress of strangling democracy for power and dismissed democratically elected governments, emphasizing their historical resistance to reservations for Dalits, backward classes, and tribals.

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Additionally, Modi took a swipe at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge for delivering a lengthy speech in the Rajya Sabha, humorously suggesting that Kharge took advantage of the absence of usual constraints, likening his verbosity to scoring runs in cricket.

These remarks echo similar jibes made by Modi in his recent Lok Sabha address, where he portrayed the Congress as repeatedly launching the same unsuccessful political “product”.