Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, accusing him of politicising the armed forces. Gandhi, who was addressing a rally in Bhiwani, said he would rather die than use the army for electoral gains.Gandhi equated the Prime Minister with a boxer, saying he was supposed to fight unemployment, farmers’ issues, and corruption but “he instead turned around and punched his coach Advani ji, his team Gadkari ji and Jaitley ji, then went into the crowd and punched small traders and farmers”.Meanwhile, Modi accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of refusing to meet him to review the situation after Cyclone Fani, saying ‘speedbreaker’ Didi was hindering the state’s development.Modi, who conducted an aerial survey of cyclone-hit Odisha today and praised CM Naveen Patnaik’s efforts, said the entire country stood with West Bengal but Banerjee was letting her “arrogance” come in the way of relief measures.Returning the fire, Banerjee said the meeting was drama for publicity and sympathy, and asked why she should meet him if he is there to hold a political rally. “How dare you call for a meeting with chief secretary and senior officials without the CM. Don’t do this drama in Bengal. Mr Expiry PM, you are not worthy of (being) PM. We don’t want your sympathy,” she said.Banerjee said the Bengal government was only asked to attend the meeting after the PM landed in Kalaikunda. “As if we are servants,” she said.