Firozpur Jhirka (Haryana): Charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working for a few industrialists, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged Modi lifted control on drug prices at the behest of some US companies which has led to cancer medicines costing over Rs 1 lakh instead of Rs 8000 earlier.
Addressing an election rally here, the Congress vice president accused Modi of taking the decision before his visit to the US to please American companies. Diabetes drugs have also become expensive, he said.
"He is working for big industrialists and very soon the country will be run only for them," he told the gathering.
Gandhi also coined a new slogan for Haryana, "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Pahalwan", in a reference to a number of world class wrestlers the state has produced of late.
He said Congress was proud of the party-ruled state's development and attacked BJP for its claim that it is lagging behind in progress.
Haryana is number one in GDP and milk production, he claimed.
Modi's charge that Congress did nothing in the last 60 years is an insult to the farmers and labourers who have toiled hard all these years to help the country progress, Gandhi said.
He also accused the BJP government at the Centre of working to dilute welfare laws brought in by Congress, like the Land Acquisition Act and MGNREGA.
Taking a dig at Modi over unabated ceasefire violations and Chinese incursion, Gandhi said, "It is easy for some people to speak but doing things is difficult."
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Updated Date: Oct 09, 2014 15:42:33 IST