Rajasthan elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over employment opportunities, farm loan
As the Assembly election in Rajasthan is nearing, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has also ramped up attack on PM Modi over employment opportunities, farm loan waiver, Rafale deal and demonetisation.
While addressing a public rally at Rajasthan’s Alwar, Rahul Gandhi hit out at PM Modi over his promise of providing employment to 2 crore youths during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “Narendra Modi in his election speeches in 2014 had said he would give jobs to 2 crore youths. if you gave employment, why did four youths commit suicide in Alwar?” je said.
The Congress president said that the Prime Minister says the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ in all his addresses, but works for industrialist Anil Ambani. “In every address, he says Bharat Mata Ki Jai and works for Anil Ambani. He should begin his address by saying ‘Anil Ambani ki Jai’, ‘Mehul Choksi ki Jai’, ‘Nirav Modi ki Jai’, Lalit Modi ki Jai’,” he added.
Referring to the term ‘Bharat Mata’, Rahul Gandhi said Bharat Mata was the “entire country, farmers, sentiments of crores of youths, women and labourers”. “If you talk about Bharat Mata, how can you forget about farmers?” he said, adding bad debt worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore was written off, but not a single rupee of farmers was waived off by the Modi government.
Expressing confidence of winning the state Assembly election, the Gandhi scion said Congress will form the government and waive off farmers loan in ten days. Talking about Rafale deal, the Congress president said that Narendra Modi would not speak about the matter because if he spoke, “someone from the public would say ‘Chowkidar chor hai'”.
Rajasthan Congress state unit president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and party candidates from all assembly constituencies of Alwar and other leaders were present in the massive rally.
The Assembly elections in Rajasthan will take place on December 7 and the results will be announced on December 11, along with four other states.