Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking during his campaign in Gujarat after returning from the US, Rahul attacked Modi for implementing schemes like demonetisation and GST. He said these initiatives destroyed the economy and affect poor farmers and small traders. The Congress leader, who is expected to be appointed as the party president soon, claimed that Modi government at the Centre has failed to create jobs. He said that out of 30,000 jobs required by youth in the country, Modi government provides employment to only 400 people.
Rahul promised that if Congress is elected to power in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, the party would form a government of the “farmers, poor and youth.”
Rahul was speaking in Dwarka as part of his three-day campaign for Gujarat Assembly elections. He started the campaign from Saurashtra region after the state police refused him permission to hold an open-jeep road show. It, however, left him with a consolation to take out a bullock cart yatra, according to IANS.
Rahul is later scheduled to offer prayers at the Khodaldham Temple, the deity of Patidar community, according to PTI. The Congress leader will spend Monday night at Jamnagar. From there, he will drive down to Rajkot tomorrow, which is the hometown of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
Meanwhile in Delhi, BJP chief Amit Shah today attacked Rahul for his remarks on dynastic politics in the US recently.