Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the ongoing controversies surrounding former IPL boss Lalit Modi and the Vyapam scam, saying that he must now talk about the commitment and promises made to the nation before the Lok Sabha polls.
“He is accountable to the people of United States, people of Australia, China, Japan or Mongolia may be. But he needs to realize that he is not the Prime Minister of Mongolia, he is the Prime Minister of India. And the Indian people are asking him- you promised and committed us something,” said Gandhi.
The Congress vice-president said the farmers and laborers are now feeling that the government is not theirs.
“The poor people are feeling that the government is not theirs. One promise after the other is made. We are going to be the manufacturing hub, we are going to be the IT hub. We are tired of all these new ideas. Please implement one idea. Let us see what you are capable of doing. Take one thing, take action and show the people of India what you can do, because the people of India are not able to see it,” he said.
Gandhi, who reached out to the farmers during his ‘padyatra’ here, said that Prime Minister Modi is accountable to the people of this country for the promises made to them.
“Mr. Narendra Modi clearly said, that ‘I will not allow corruption to take place. His words in Hindi were ‘na khaunga, na khane dunga’, ‘neither will I take, not will I let others take’,” Gandhi said.
“Her minister is in touch with that fugitive. The minister’s family is working for the fugitive. In Chhattisgarh, they destroyed the future of thousands of young people. Money is being taken every day to get admission. In Chhattisgarh you have the nun scam, in Maharashtra you have the Munde scam, but there is not a word coming out of the Prime Minister’s mouth,” he added.
The Congress vice-president also criticized External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi controversy.