Modi is workaholic, Rahul loves holidays: Amit Shah

Narendra Modi has been working 18 hours a day for around two decades without taking a leave, while Congress president Rahul Gandhi dashes off to undisclosed foreign destinations at the slightest discomfort, BJP president Amit Shah claimed on Tuesday.

Alleging that Rahul is in love with the terrorists, he asserted that under Prime Minister Modi, their every 'goli' (bullet) will be retaliated with a 'gola' (mortar shell).

"I have known Modi for a long time. For the past 20 years he has not taken a leave. He works 18 hours a day for the people," Shah told an election rally at Masaurhi that falls under Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat.

Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 till 2014, the year he became the prime minister.

"We also have Rahul Baba. Whenever the mercury rises a bit, he runs away to some country of his choice, often leaving even his mother wondering where his son is," Shah claimed.

He flayed Rahul for promising abolition of the sedition law and abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution in the Congress' poll manifesto.

The Article grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament's power to make laws concerning the state.