Youth trusted Narendra Modi and he betrayed them: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan

Beginning his 150-km long road show in eastern Rajasthan from Mania in Dholpur district, Rahul attacked the government on a range of issues.

Published: 09th October 2018 06:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2018 01:16 AM   |  A+A-

Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets with supporters at a public meeting at Maniya in Dholpur district of Rajasthan. (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

DHOLPUR: Three days after the declaration of the elections in five states, Rahul Gandhi came out all guns blazing against BJP in Rajasthan. Rahul is on a two-day campaign tour in the state and was speaking in the CM Vasundhara Raje's hometown, Dholpur.

He tore apart BJP on various issues making it clear that unemployment, corruption and plight of farmers are going to be the key weapons of Congress to take BJP down in the Assembly Elections.

There was a huge turn out at the Roadshow and Rahul in an aggressive mode addressing a rally spoke for half an hour on demonetization, government helping Nirav, Mallya and Lalit Modi escape with exchequer's money, Rafale deal alleged corruption.

Rahul mentioned the difference between his style of politics and the politics of Narendra Modi.

"I don't make false promises. I don't make speeches where I say I will bring 15 lacs Rupees and I will give employment to 2 crore people. What I say I make sure is implemented. I don't lie. If we make a government here, everybody will benefit from farmers to youth, to small businessmen and they will feel that their voices will be heard directly by the government.  The government runs on intentions not on false promises", he exclaimed.He also levied criticism on the BJP government for having done very little for the poor.

"In four and a half years not a single program was introduced to help the poor and the farmers' loans were not waived off. The poor people were asked to take a broom and sweep the area clean while Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani, Mehul Chowksi, Lalit Modi, and Vijay Mallya were asked to clean the banks. Nirav Modi can run away with 35000 crore rupees and Vijay Mallya can run away with 9000 crore rupees but farmers' loans cannot be waived off by even one rupee", he added.

The rally saw a large gathering which swayed to Rahul's tunes. When he asked the crowd that the government had promised everyone 15 lakh rupees but has anyone got it in their account, there was a huge cry of -"no-" from them.

On the issue of unemployment, he said that crores of young people trusted Narendra Modi to give them jobs but Modi could not deliver.

"Modi ji made speeches on Make in India and startup India, but if you turn your mobile phone around it will say made in China, not made in Rajasthan. All the products being sold are from China,  it is the Chinese youth who are benefitting not the youth of our country. Our youth is just beaten and tortured like the current incident in Gujarat, where North Indians were beaten and asked to leave the state. Prime Minister should ask the BJP workers not to divide the country. Modi ji has failed at the centre and Vasundhara Raje has failed in the state", Rahul remarked.

On the issue of alleged corruption in the raffle deal Rahul said the contract was taken away from HAL( Hindustan Aeronautical Limited ) and given to Anil Ambani on a platter.

"HAL was supposed to make the craft in 526 crore rupees but Anil Ambani sealed the deal for 30,000 crore rupees. If HAL would have made the craft, workers of our country would have benefited. The government only takes care of the rich and neglects everyone else", he said.

Rahul in his previous rally in Rajasthan had called PMModi a thief over the alleged corruption in Rafale deal he did not hesitate on talking about demonetization and attacked Modi.

"Modi ji made everyone stand in a line whether it was a farmer, a young man or a worker but did you see any rich people standing in the line? The 'chaukidar' converted the black money of the thieves into white with the scam", Rahul addressed the gathering.

( Chaukidar ne desh ke choro ke kale dhan ko safed mein badal diya )Along with Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi also directed his criticism towards CM Vasundhara Raje.

"You are seeing hotels made, Palaces being made and your own CM is building them but Lalit Modi does business with her son , escapes the country. Nobody talks about it, then Modi ji says that he is against corruption and stands with Vasundhara Raje in the elections", he said.

In his closing remarks, he assured everyone that Congress government will work for everyone. -"Congress will make a government here soon and we will work 24 hours for the youth. We will also waive the farmers' loans. When industrialists can't repay the loan, they are termed as Non Performing Assets(NPA), and when farmers can't pay their loans, they are termed as defaulters. Modi ji is helping only the top 15-20 businessmen of the country. We will make sure that this does not happen when we come to power", Rahul exclaimed.


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  • r.mohan

    Most of us have not forgotten as to how Gandhi family favoured and protected a middleman Quotrochi in Bofors deal. Now pot calling the kettle black.
    3 years ago reply
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