Rahul Gandhi: Modi failed to fulfil the promises made in Lok Sabha polls…
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi today of failing to keep the promises made during Lok Sabha elections and said his actions will hasten Congress’ come back to power. “He had promised to bring down prices. There was a time once people said ‘dal-roti khao prabhu ke gun gaao’, from Rs 70 per kg, the price of dal has gone up to Rs 200 per kg….”Now he wants them to sing ‘dal-roti mat khao prabu ke gun gaao’ so that the five-year rule of NDA ends and Congress returns to power,” the Congress Vice-President said addressing an election rally. He also said that though Modi had been in power for over a year now, instead of coming down the prices of essentials have gone up. “He had promised employment to youth. Have any one of you been employed?” Gandhi asked. Referring to the issue of Indian blackmoney stashed abroad, he said the PM has also failed to fulfil his yet another promise of bringing back the money and “transferring Rs 15 lakh each” from the recovered money to the bank account of each citizen. He attacked Union Minister V K Singh for his remark that ‘if someone throws stones at a dog, the government isn’t responsible'”. The comment was seen as insensitive, as the minister was responding to queries on the killing of a two-year-old boy and his 11-month-old sister, who died after their house was set on fire allegedly by members of an upper caste in Faridabad. “The two children were not dogs, they were citizens of the country who were the future of India,” Gandhi said without naming Singh. He additionally charged the BJP and RSS with targeting people from Bihar in states like Maharashtra. Taking a dig at NDA government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, he said the lion depicting the campaign was a failure to give jobs to the people. “It has only given contracts to PM’s friends,” he alleged. The Congress leader hit out at the Prime Minister for his remarks that no development has taken place during UPA’ rule at the Centre, saying the world today recognises India as a “developed country”. “That has happened in the past 70 years. By saying no development has taken place, he’s not questioning the Congress, but the strength of India,” he said.
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