No substance in what Narendra Modi speaks, says Rahul Gandhi; Congress president claims people of India know PM's assurances are false

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh destroyed the education sector with Vyapam, the entrance examination, admission and recruitment scam unearthed in 2013

Press Trust of India November 23, 2018 15:52:37 IST
No substance in what Narendra Modi speaks, says Rahul Gandhi; Congress president claims people of India know PM's assurances are false

Vidisha: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Indians have realised that there is no substance in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks, adding that the latter is mum on the issues he spoke about before the 2014 elections.

Addressing a campaign rally in Vidisha for the 28 November Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha polls, Rahul said that Modi's speeches used to be about corruption, farmers and unemployment.

No substance in what Narendra Modi speaks says Rahul Gandhi Congress president claims people of India know PMs assurances are false

Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Twitter/@INCIndia

"Today, he doesn't say anything on these issues. People of the country have realised that there is no substance in what Modi speaks. All his assurances are false," Rahul added.

"Before 2014, Modi had promised loan waiver, bonus and better price for farmers' produce; I want to ask him why were the assurances not fulfilled," he said.

"When the Congress forms the next government in Madhya Pradesh, the chief minister will work for 18 hours a day to provide employment to the youth, Gandhi further said.

"Unemployment and farm crisis is rampant in all the poll-bound states," he said, adding the government has told the Parliament that only 450 youth get jobs per day in India, as against 50,000 in China in the same period.

The Congress chief promised loan waiver to farmers "within 10 days of coming to power" in Madhya Pradesh and making the state an "agriculture hub" of the country.

Rahul said the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in the state destroyed the education sector with Vyapam, the entrance examination, admission and recruitment scam unearthed in Madhya Pradesh in 2013.

On the Rafale deal, he said that Modi gave Rs 30,000 crore benefit to industrialist Anil Ambani by taking away the contract from the state-owned aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

"Even BJP leaders Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie have said due processes were not followed in the Rafale deal. The CBI director was about to start a probe into the Rafale scam but he was removed from his post at 2 am,"  the Congress chief said.

"If a probe is carried out, only two names, that of Modi and Anil Ambani, would figure in it," he said.

Gandhi said, "Modi speaks of surgical strikes. The fighter aircraft used in the strikes were manufactured at HAL, while Ambani doesn't have any experience of making aircraft".

"Ambani has a debt of Rs 45,000 crore and is yet to repay the money given to him by public sector banks, he said.

Updated Date:

also read

As Narendra Modi turns 71, from Ram Nath Kovind to Rahul Gandhi, here's how politicos wished the PM
India

As Narendra Modi turns 71, from Ram Nath Kovind to Rahul Gandhi, here's how politicos wished the PM

Huge celebrations have been planned for the occasion, with over 71,000 diyas to be lit at Varanasi’s Bharat Mata temple

Labour codes unlikely to be implemented this fiscal due to slow progress on drafting of rules, political considerations
Business

Labour codes unlikely to be implemented this fiscal due to slow progress on drafting of rules, political considerations

Once the wages code comes into force, there will be significant changes in the way basic pay and provident fund of employees are calculated.

Indore Police serve notice to woman filmed dancing on road for Instagram video
India

Indore Police serve notice to woman filmed dancing on road for Instagram video

State home minister Narottam Mishra said that he directed police officers to take action against her under the Motor Vehicles Act