NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying “no change can take place by just making tall promises”. He also said that the poor were not getting anything out of the government’s development plan.
Addressing the protesting sanitation workers at Jantar Mantar here, the Congress leader said, “Modiji and Kejriwal think that by merely making promises they can bring about a change. No change can be brought by making promises. A change can be brought only after standing here and exerting pressure.”
And Wednesday was the second time that Rahul had addressed the sanitation workers from civic bodies, who have been staging a protesting for the payment of pending salaries. The Congress vice-president assured the sanitation workers that he was with them and poor people and would support them in their fight against the injustice meted out to them by the Centre and the state government. He asked them to link their demands with the “honour” of the poor.
Rahul said, “This is not a fight for Delhi’s cleanliness, it’s a fight for the country’s cleanliness. This is a fight for your honour. I wanted to bring some of my strength among you. Together we will show what your strength is.”
The Congress vice-president didn’t forget to mention the farmers’ issues in the country and said, “You may think I have come to speak for safai karamcharis. These speeches are for the poor farmers, labourers, safai karamcharis and all those weak and oppressed of the entire country.”
He promised the sanitation workers that he will stand by them whether it’s for 10 days, 50 days or 100 days.