Days before the first-phase of voting in Chhattisgarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi targeted PM Narendra Modi and chief minister Raman Singh, alleging that the BJP has failed to fulfil their poll promises
Targeting the prime minister, Mr Gandhi said PM Modi did not fulfil the promises he made to people ahead of the 2014 election.
Instead, the common men had to bear the brunt of steps like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, he said.
Gandhi Mocked Rs. 15 Lakh Promise Made By PM Modi
“Neither Rs. 15 lakh was deposited in bank accounts of people nor two crore youths got employment during the four-and-a-half-year rule of the Modi government. The Modi government made people stand in queues during demonetisation,” he said.
“Did you ever see Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and Mehul Choksi (all accused of committing financial frauds) standing in queues during note-bandi,” he asked the people attending the rally and they replied “no”. (Also Read: Watch: Rahul Gandhi Uses ‘Sholay’ Song In Dig At PM Modi-Anil Ambani)
PM Modi benefited his close ones in the Rafale deal- Alleged Rahul Gandhi
“PM Modi earlier used to speak about corruption, but he does not do so now. The Modi government has committed scam to the tune of crores in the Rafale fighter jet deal. PM Modi benefited his close ones in the Rafale deal,” Mr Gandhi alleged.
The government has repeatedly dismissed allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal. It has also said that demonetisation helped formalise the Indian economy and increased the tax base.
The Congress chief sought to know why loans of farmers are not being waived.
“If PM Modi can waive loans to the tune of Rs. 3.50 lakh crore of industrialists then why not of farmers,” he asked.
PM Modi has divided the country into two different ‘Hindustan’ – one where people travel in airplanes, while the other is inhabited by the poor, farmers and labourers, Mr Gandhi said.
Referring to the GST, he said if the Congress comes to power at the Centre, people will get relief from “Gabbar Singh Tax”.
More allegations by Rahl Gandhi on BJP government
The Congress chief further alleged that the Raman Singh government offered “political patronage to the chit fund companies who were working in collusion with the BJP government, owing to which the companies duped investors and fled taking away Rs 5000 crore”.
As many 161 chit fund companies are accused of cheating the investors during the past nine years but the BJP government didn’t take any action against them, alleged the Congress. The first phase of polling will be held on November 12.
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