Modi is selfie & promise-making machine: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice  president Rahul Gandhi today said the promise of \'achhe din\'  is only meant for the PM\'s industrialist friends and not for  the poor.    

Published: 19th September 2016 10:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2016 10:13 PM   |  A+A-

Rahul Gandhi PTI

Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

ORAI: Labelling Prime Minister Narendra  Modi as a "selfie and promise-making machine", Congress vice  president Rahul Gandhi today said the promise of 'achhe din'  is only meant for the PM's industrialist friends and not for  the poor.            

"Narendra Modi made different promises...of Rs 15 lakh in  bank accounts of the people, fair price for farmers,  employment to two crore and many others... He is a machine  that takes selfies and makes promises," Rahul said addressing  a gathering during a road show here as part of his ongoing  'Deoria to Dilli kisan yatra'.          

Accusing Modi of spreading communal disharmony among the  people, Gandhi said, "Modi's core competence is to create  hatred among citizens.... Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christians  were living peacefully in the country."            

"During this yatra, I saw mandir and mazars alongside and  this is how people live here.. but he (Modi) comes and makes  Hindus fight with Muslims. In Haryana he pitted jats and  non-jats against each other...We were in government for ten  years but there were no riots. But there are riots as he  comes," Rahul said.          

He alleged 'achhe din' have come but only for the Prime  Minister and his 12-15 industrialist friends, while the weak  and poor suffer due to riots.            

"Despite all this, he(Modi) says he will bring  development...yes, he will do it and bring achhe din but it  will only be for himself and his 12 to 15 industrialist  friends," he said.           

"The weak and poor will suffer as there will be riots and  fights...and the country which has to progress will lag  behind," Rahul said, adding, Congress and its leaders will not  allow this to happen as this country belongs to everyone, all  religions, all castes and every poor.        

Recalling the incident in Deoria, where farmers took away  cots after the "khat sabha', Rahul said the poor farmers were  branded as 'thieves' but Vijay Mallay who fled away with Rs  10,000 crore is called merely a defaulter.         

"You saved the biggest thief .. you promise to give a fair  and lovely scheme to convert your blackmoney into white," he  alleged.

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