1. Rahul Gandhi questions PM Narendra Modi’s ‘silence’ on recent deaths of Indians in US

Rahul Gandhi questions PM Narendra Modi’s ‘silence’ on recent deaths of Indians in US

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's for his silence on the recent deaths of Indian origins in the United States

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2017 10:46 AM
Rahul Gandhi, while speaking of Narendra Modi’s recent Varanasi trip also said that it was perhaps for the first time that any prime minister had taken part in three road shows in the area. (ANI)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s for his “silence” on the recent deaths of Indian origins in the United States. Addressing Congress workers at national capital’s Ramleela Maidan on Tuesday, he asked why the prime minister was “silent” when the Indian citizens died in the US. Speaking of Uttar Pradesh polls, the Congress vice president said that the people of Varanasi have made up their mind now and understood his lies to them, when he said that Ganga maa had called him to Varanasi.

Rahul Gandhi, while speaking of Narendra Modi’s recent Varanasi trip also said that it was perhaps for the first time that any prime minister had taken part in three road shows in the area and stressed that the BJP will face defeat in the Varanasi this time during the Asembly polls. The Holy city is casting its votes in the final phase of the elections today. While claiming that unemployment was at its peak in the last seven years, he criticised ‘Make In India’ and ‘Start-Up India’ projects of the NDA Government and said that that as per a BJP minister’s reply in the Parliament, “Only one lakh people got jobs last year and no one has got any jobs this year.”

The Congress workers had assembled at the ground ahead Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) elections. Accusing PM Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of “wasting time” of the people of Delhi and the country, Rahul Gandhi said that both leaders were propagating “politics of falsehood”.

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“One person cannot change the country or the city,” he said. “I want to ask people of Delhi, what has Kejriwal done for you? There are people here from unauthorised colonies, from bastis that were demolished, safai karamcharis who did not get salaries for many months… What has he done for you?” Rahul asked the crowd.

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