PM Narendra Modi busy paying off debts of industrialists, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy paying off the 'debts of businessmen who had funded his election campaign' and that he was least interested about the debts of farmers.
Jaunpur: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy paying off the "debts of businessmen who had funded his election campaign" and that he was least interested about the debts of farmers.
He lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government at the centre accusing it of not being concerned about the pitiable condition of farmers in the country.
"If our government comes, we will waive off all loans of farmers," he said while taking a dig at the promise of Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Rahul asked people if they got Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts. When the people at the rally said no, he went on to say that the prime minister was in "fact wearing suits costing Rs 15 lakh".
Before this, the Congress leader attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in the state, at Malipur in Ambedkarnagar and said that while there was no power in many areas of the state people were getting inflated electricity bills.
Promising the gathering of taking everyone along on the road to prosperity, Rahul Gandhi said if people wanted prosperity to come to the state they should vote for the Congress.
The Congress vice-president started the fifth day of his Kisan Mahayatra from the NTPC guest house in Tanda and went to Malipur where he was joined by senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
He is scheduled to cover Ambedkarnagar, Jaunpur on Saturday and will then reach Azamgarh - Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's parliamentary constituency.
Congress leaders said there would be a two-day break in the Yatra on Monday and Tuesday owing to the festival of Bakre-Eid.
Massive security arrangements were in place for Gandhi's visit which came amid tension in the state over the alleged attack on AKG Centre, the headquarters of ruling CPI-M, in Thiruvananthapuram
Criticising the Prime Minister for describing the MGNREGA as one of the "living monuments of the failures" of the Congress-led UPA, Rahul Gandhi said the PM had not understood the depth of the mass employment scheme
Supreme Court on Friday upheld a Special Investigation Team's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and 63 others in the 2002 riots in the state and dismissed a plea by slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri