Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a press conference in Andhra Pradesh
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has fiercely attacked the Narendra Modi government on Monday. He accused the Modi government at a public meeting in Hingoli, Maharashtra, as part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, that the ‘Agneepath’ recruitment process for the armed forces, demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax policies formulated by the Center were aimed at inciting people. He said that due to all this fear is being created among the middle class people of the country.
Serious allegations against Modi government
Making the allegation on the 68th day of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, the former Congress president said the Prime Minister wanted ‘Made in China’ products as it would benefit ‘two-three billionaires’ of the country. Rahul said, ‘What is Narendra Modi doing? They (BJP) are trying to spread fear, violence and hatred. Be it demonetisation, Agniveer, GST… all his policies only scare people. Where there is fear, there arises hatred. Which leads to division of the society. Even after this the PM says that he is a patriot.
Tense on RSS too
During this, Rahul Gandhi also took a jibe at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He said what is the patriotism of RSS? Not waiving the loan of farmers is patriotism, implementing wrong GST is patriotism, spreading hatred in the country is patriotism, unemployment is patriotism, and inflation is patriotism. This is not the patriotism of India but of the RSS.
Rahul Gandhi, MP from Kerala’s Wayanad, alleged that after demonetisation in 2016, the central government brought a faulty GST in 2017. All these were used as weapons by the Center to attack shopkeepers and small and medium businesses, he said. These policies of the Center were designed to create fear because the Modi government wants to create hatred. They want to divide people and spread violence to divert public attention from real issues.
Pilot discussed with AICC General Secretary KK Venugopal
On the other hand, Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot met AICC General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal on Monday. Sources told about this meeting that during this, Pilot also discussed the political situation in Rajasthan with him. This informal meeting between the two took place on the sidelines of a meeting on the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Significantly, this meeting has taken place at a time when there is speculation in the party about possible changes ahead of next year’s assembly elections in Rajasthan.
Significantly, the Bharat Jodo Yatra of Congress, which started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, has so far covered 28 districts of six states. This mass contact initiative of the Congress will cover a distance of 382 kilometers across five districts of Maharashtra before entering Madhya Pradesh on November 20. After covering a distance of 3,570 km in about 150 days, it will pass through 12 states before terminating in Jammu and Kashmir in January.