Rahul Gandhi hits out at government over price rise

Written by PTI | Amethi | Updated: Jul 26 2014, 15:32pm hrs
Rahul GandhiCongress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a roza iftar party in Amethi on Friday. (PTI)
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today lashed out at the Centre for "failing" to control prices, saying it was on the basis of promises made on the issues of inflation and corruption that the BJP government came to power.

"It was on the issue of inflation and corruption on which this government came to power...It is their responsibility to control prices", Gandhi told reporters here.

"The prices are not coming down... the price of vegetables has gone up....It is their responsibility to control prices", he said.

On Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Francis D'Souza's remark on India being a "Hindu rashtra", Gandhi said there is no difference between BJP and Shiv Sena, and alleged that both "are working to divide the country."

"Congress is fighting against this", he said.

Gandhi also visited different villages including where from Congress got maximum votes in Dalilpur.

Arriving from Lucknow by road, he drove to Babupur Sarraiya village in Jagdishpur Block, Gauri Dubey Kar Purva in Jamo Block and Bansi Thauri in Naseerabad Block, villages where Congress got maximum number of votes and promised installation of water tanks run by solar power in two of them.

Gandhi also visited the house of Congress leader Jang Bahadur Singh at Gaura in Gauriganj assembly segment to condole the death of his son Daddan Singh who was killed on June 14.

He is scheduled to take part in a 'roza iftar' in Salon later in the evening, besides meeting the common people in Amethi town.

Gandhi would leave for Delhi tomorrow morning after a night halt at the Munshiganj guesthouse, his representative Chandra Kant Dubey said.

Rahul defeated his nearest rival BJP's Smriti Irani from the constituency.

This is his second visit to Amethi after parliamentary polls in which the party managed to retain only Amethi and Rae Bareli seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, he had visited the constituency on May 21 alongwith sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.