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Rahul Gandhi responds to Modi's taunt, says, PM mocks and insults but does not answer

Taunts and accusations flew thick and fast for yet another day between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today. While the Prime Minister took on the Congress leader during his speech in Parliament, Rahul chose social media to target him.

Rahul Gandhi, who was in Uttar Pradesh today, campaigning for Assembly election with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to respond to PM Modi's swipe at him.

"The Prime Minister mocks the tragedy of Uttarakhand and insults the freedom struggle but has no answers to the opposition's questions," Rahul said while reposting one of his old tweets in which he had demanded the PM to respond to five questions post demonetisation.

Earlier, speaking in Lok Sabha, PM Modi mocked Rahul Gandhi for his "main bolunga to bhukamp aa jayega" remark, which the Congress leader made during the Winter Session of Parliament while leading the Opposition's war against PM Modi's November 8 demonetisation move.

"Kal bhukamp aa hi gaya. Main soch raha tha dhamki to kaafi din pehle di gayi thi. The reason for last night's earthquake was that dharti maa was upset," PM Modi said triggering a laughter from his MPs in the House. "Yesterday, there was an earthquake in Uttarakhand. The government is extending all help to the state. We will cooperate fully with the state. Relief teams have already reached there," he added.

The PM was referring to Rahul Gandhi's statement on December 9, 2016 remark.

"The government is running from debate. If they allow me to speak then you will see what an earthquake will come," the Congress vice president had said.

"When can you have an operation? When the body is healthy. The economy was doing well and our decision was taken at the right time. Every single thing on demonetisation has been recorded.

Everything is available to tax officials at their fingertips. Like Swachh Bharat, the decision on demonetisation is a movement to clean India (from corruption and black money)," Modi said countering Opposition's charge on note ban.