BALASINOR, March 11 � Rahul Gandhi today launched a blistering attack on Narendra Modi on his home turf by comparing the Gujarat Chief Minister with Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and also accused his government of �stealing� farmers� land at the behest of corporates, reports PTI.
The Congress vice president also made light of BJP�s PM nominee�s recent statement that he would protect the country�s treasury as a chowkidar (watchman) from corruption, saying that there was no need of such a watchman. Alleging that BJP has no ideology of its own and that is why it wants to usurp the legacy of Sardar Patel by building a huge statue, Rahul guaranteed that his party will never follow any RSS or BJP leaders.
�There are two kinds of leaders. The first type, like Gandhiji, belongs to those who go among people, has some ideology and believes in the knowledge of people. He goes to them, asks them and learns from them. The thinking of this kind of leader is that it is the people who are repository of knowledge. Such a leader wants to understand people and has no pride,� Rahul said addressing a rally in Balasinor town of Kheda district.
�Then there is another kind of leader, whose best example is perhaps Hitler. Hitler thought there was no need to go to people. He believed the entire knowledge of the world is only in his mind. That kind of leader only talks that he did this and that. That leader does not require to go to people,� he said without naming anybody.
�That is what my effort has been. I want to listen to you, understand you,� he said, adding that he tried to follow Mahatma Gandhi. Referring to Modi�s statement that he will protect the country�s treasury from corruption like a chowkidar (watchman), Rahul said that these days people say �make me a chowkidar, I will eradicate corruption�.�