PM wants 'Swachch Bharat', we want 'sach Bharat': Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi again

Gandhi also took a dig at the government's flagship programme ‘Make in India’, saying most products available in the country were made in China.

Published: 17th August 2017 02:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2017 03:49 PM   |  A+A-

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi addresses a day-long convention 'Sajha Virasat Bachao Sammelan' in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the government for not being able to keep its promises and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to create a 'Swachch Bharat' but people wanted a 'sach Bharat'.

Addressing a meeting of opposition leaders, hosted by rebel JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, Gandhi also took a dig at the government's flagship programme ‘Make in India’, saying most products available in the country were made in China.

The Congress leader accused the BJP of not fulfilling the promises made to the people during the 2014 general elections.

These included bringing back black money stashed abroad and creating jobs for the youth.

The meeting, 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao' (save country’s composite culture), was also attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other senior Congress members as well as Left party leaders, including CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI national secretary D Raja.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, former JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav, CPI M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri, and others attend 'Sajha Virasat Bachao Sammelan' in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)

"Modi-ji says he wants to create a Swachch Bharat but we want Sach Bharat. Wherever he goes he lies," Gandhi alleged.

However, the Congress leader did not elaborate.

Gandhi also took a potshot at the RSS, saying it was bent on changing the country’s Constitution.

"One says this country is mine, other says I belong to the country. That's the difference between RSS and us," he said.

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