When Gandhi asked students of the all-women Mount Carmel College if Modi's ambitious programmes were working, they responded with a loud yes much to his discomfiture and leaving Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state Home Minister G. Parameshwara red-faced.

Gandhi was interacting with about 500 students in the reputed autonomous institution on "Role of youth in building a vibrant India", amid tight security, as even media was kept away from the auditorium, ostensibly to avoid witnessing such embarrassment and discomfort.

A perturbed Congress lawmaker in the Lok Sabha, however, differed with them and said "you might see it but I don't see a vision that the BJP is projecting".

The hour-long interaction was part of Rahul's outreach programme to campus students across the country.When a bemused Gandhi again asked students if Make in India was also working, they replied in unison with 'yes'! Emerging out of the packed auditorium, Rahul told waiting reporters that the response to his twin questions was not clear, as half the audience said nothing had happened, while the rest said something had happened on the Clean India mission.


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