Modi doesn't know country run by people, not by one man: Rahul

Baloda Bazar
13 Nov 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today launched a diatribe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "misleading" people on India's development.
Addressing a rally here ahead of the second phase of polling in the state on November 20, Rahul said as per Modi, development of the country began only after 2014, when he became the Prime Minister. "He (Modi) doesn't even know that the country is run by the people and not by a single man. He insults you by making such comments," the Congress president said. Demonetisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was aimed to break the back of small and medium businesses, the Congress president said. Congress will encourage youth to do business and get loan facility from banks, he added.
The Congress is not against big industrialists, but if government gives them benefit, small and medium business should not be neglected, he said. "Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya fled the country with thousands of crores of rupees belonging to the people of India. PM Modi does nothing to bring them back to the country and doesn't utter a word on the issue," he said. The Congress president today launched a counter attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, saying the note ban hurt the poor and benefited the rich wearing "suit-boot". Rahul also charged the Modi government with ensuring benefit to Anil Ambani's company through the Rafale aircraft deal. The Modi-led government "snatched" Rs 30,000 crore from the poor and put it in the pocket of the industrialist, he alleged. The Congress, if propelled to power, would write off debts of farmers in Chhattisgarh within 10 days into government, he said.
Meanwhile in Raipur, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said demonetisation was the "biggest scam in independent India" due to which many citizens lost their lives, jobs and life-long savings. Surjewala hit out at the Prime Minister for defending note ban on its second anniversary at a rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh and reiterated that there was a scam in the Rafale deal. (PTI)