Only Modi ji’s ‘suit-boot’ friends will travel in bullet trains: Rahul Gandhi

By: | Updated: July 29, 2016 5:26 PM

Continuing his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second day, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said the PM has promised bullet trains to the nation but everyone wouldn't benefit from the initiative.

Rahul Gandhi at the rally in Lucknow on Friday. (Source: Twitter)Rahul Gandhi at the rally in Lucknow on Friday. (Source: Twitter)

Continuing his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second day, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said the PM has promised bullet trains to the nation but everyone wouldn’t benefit from the initiative. “Modi ji promised bullet trains. But its tickets will not cost less than Rs 15,000. Only Modi ji and his ‘suit-boot’ friends will travel in the train,” ANI quoted Rahul as saying while addressing party workers at a rally in Lucknow.

Accusing the PM of not fulfilling his promises, the Congress vice-president alleged that farmers of the country were not being provided adequate price for their products. “When a farmer sells his pulses, Modi ji gives him Rs 50 but when the same farmer buys his own pulses from the market he has to pay Rs 200,” he said.

A large number of party workers had gathered at the rally which was organised as a part of the Congress’ ’27 Saal, UP Behaal’ campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Assembly elections are scheduled  in the state early next year and the Congress party is trying to make a serious bid for coming back to power in the state. “UP is in a poor condition for the last 27 years. Several parties are trying to break the state. We want to bring it again on the top, and we will do that,” Rahul said.

As a part of its strategy to offer an “able” CM candidate to people and also woo upper castes, especially Brahmins, in the state, the party has declared former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate in the state.

“Sheila ji changed Delhi and brought development to the city. People of Delhi now remember her,” Rahul said, adding, “We made Sheila Dikshit ji the CM candidate of UP because we want her to fight for women.”

Expressing hope that his party would win the polls, Rahul said, “If Congress Party stands together and if Congress works on the voice of its workers then no one can beat us.”

(With ANI inputs)

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