Central govt working under RSS influence, says Assam Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi

Shillong: Taking a dig at the BJP-led NDA government, Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi on Wednesday said the ruling dispensation at the Centre is "run by the RSS, of the RSS and for the RSS".

"Look at the appointments of the president, the prime minister and the governors. They are all RSS people," the Assam MP said, adding that the BJP-RSS combine will "destroy the social fabric" of the country.

File image of Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi. Twitter@GauravGogoiAsm

File image of Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi. Twitter@GauravGogoiAsm

Alleging that the central government schemes were floated on the recommendations of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS), Gogoi said, "Demonetisation was not the idea of the Reserve Bank of India, it was done on the advice of the RSS."

The Congress MP also said that the downfall of the BJP will begin from Meghalaya, which is going to polls along with Nagaland on 27 February.

Alleging that the BJP has failed to keep its promise of creating 2 crore jobs for the youths, he said the ruling government is only "interested in curbing the freedom of people".

"The harsh reality is that only 1.35 lakh jobs were added in 8 labour-intensive sectors in 2015 as compared to the 9.3 lakh jobs that were created in 2011," he said.

When asked about the jobs created by the Congress in Meghalaya in the past five years, the Congress leader said Meghalaya is the number 2 in the North East in job creation.

"The BJP was not serious about development or creation of jobs. They just want to tell us what to eat, which song to sing and how to display patriotism..." he said.

The Congress leader also attacked the National Peoples' Party, an ally of the BJP, and said the party, under the leadership of Conrad K Sangma, is acting like a "Trojan horse" for Prime Minister Modi and National BJP President Amit Shah.

"The NPP is preparing for the backdoor entry of the saffron party in the North East and in Meghalaya. We have to realize that this election is about protecting the identity of the people of this state," he said.

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 20:59:30 IST

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