Jaipur rally: Gandhis slam Modi government over non-performance
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said India is a country of Hindus and not Hindutvadis, who want to be in power in any condition.
He said if there is inflation in the country and there is suffering, then this has been done by Hindutvadis.
"This is a country of Hindus, not Hindutvadis. If there is inflation in the country and there is suffering, then this has been done by Hindutvadis. Hindutvadis want power in any condition," Gandhi said addressing a rally against rising inflation here.
He targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his friends have "ruined" the country during the NDA dispensation.
"Modi ji and his three-four industrialist friends ruined the country in seven years,"Gandhi alleged.
"I am Hindu and not Hindutvadi," he said.
Attacking the Narendra Modi government in the same rally, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra charged that the BJP government wants to sell to its industrialist friends whatever her party had built in 70 years.
She said when elections come, BJP leaders talk of China or other countries, casteism, communalism but not about the struggles of the people and asked what the Modi government has done in seven years of its rule.
It is your responsibility to make the government accountable, it is your responsibility to ask why there is so much inflation, she said while addressing a national level rally against inflation here.
Gandhi alleged that the government is working for select industrialist friends instead of working for the good of the people and farmers of the country.
"There are two types of government. The goal of the first type of government is service, dedication and truthfulness to the public and there is a government whose target is lies, greed and loot...The target of the present central government is lies, greed and loot, she alleged.
The Modi government at the Centre repeatedly questions what Congress has done in 70 years. I say leave the talk of 70 years. Tell us what you have done in seven years? she asked,
She charged that whatever the Congress built in 70 years, the Central government wants to sell it to industrialist friends.
Targeting the Uttar Pradesh government, Gandhi charged that the Yogi Adityanath dispensation is spending crores of rupees on advertisements but has failed in getting farmers fertiliser.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday accused the Centre of misgovernance and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not respond to letters written by him.
Whenever the state made a demand, the Centre did not care, Gehlot said addressing a Congress rally on price rise here. Gehlot alleged that misgovernance exists ever since the Modi government came to power.
When a letter is written to the prime minister, no reply comes. Narendra Modi would be the first prime minister in the country who is not answering the letters of a chief minister, guess in which direction this country is going, he said. He said the country is passing through a serious situation.
Farmers were killed, the price of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and everything else has increased, he said while holding policies of the Centre responsible for inflation.
Former Rajasthan deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday accused the Modi government of driving the country to darkness calling both its policy and intention bad.
Addressing the Congress' rally in Jaipur against inflation, Pilot said rising food prices are hitting the common man adversely.
He said the centre must work to curb the inflation just like it withdrew the farm laws.
You (BJP) will not always sit on the throne of the country. The central government will have to bow down after seeing the rally like it bowed its head in front of the farmers, he said.
He said the BJP seeks votes by dividing people in the name of religion and castes, but the people of the country now want change.
Pilot said it is only the Congress party which can challenge the BJP.