Chennai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing students at the Stella Maris College in Chennai.

He went on to say that the Congress will change the mood of the country and make people feel happy and empowered.

Rahul made several attacks on PM Modi and questioned the students about demonetisation. "Did you like demonetisaton?," asked Gandhi to the crowd of students.

To a negative response from the audience, Gandhi went on to say that Modi should have taken their advice instead of the damage he did to the country.

Rahul then raked up the issue of Rafale deal and reiterated his allegations about the pricing of the aircraft and the process.

 "I will be the first person to say it... investigate Robert Vadra but also investigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi," said Rahul Gandhi.

In yet another attack on Modi, Rahul said, "How many of you have had the opportunity to ask him 'Mr Prime Minister what do you think about education? What do you think about this? What do you think about that?' Why doesn't Prime Minister have the guts to stand in front of 3,000 women and be questioned by them?"

He then went on to ask the students to challenge him and "make him uncomfortable", in an indication that he can face a crowd of women.

Rahul said the Congress would pass the women's reservation bill it if it comes to power.

"Don't see enough women in leadership positions. You cannot have women in power in India until attitude towards them changes," he told the cheering crowd.

In response to a question, he said he had learnt the lessons of humility and love from his mother Sonia Gandhi.

Speaking about his famous gesture of hugging Modi in the Parliament, Rahul said, "I was watching the PM giving the speech. I don't have any animosity towards him. I could see the PM was very angry and was speaking against the Congress party. But, inside me I was feeling affection for him. This man is not able to see the beauty of the world. So I thought that at least my part my side I should show affection. I genuinely feel love for the man."