Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi yesterday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was good in marketing and delivering good speeches but his speeches were often hollow.
“He went to Bihar and made promises and assurances but did not fulfil them. He came to Assam also and made good speeches and lofty promises but those proved hollow,” Gandhi said while addressing an election campaign public rally at Borghat in Assam’s Nagaon district.
Ahead of the rally, he took part in a road show walking 5km with thousands of people in the district.
He said the biggest achievement of the Congress government in Assam was its success in bringing back peace to the state in the last 15 years. “We are here to serve people. However, the present government at the Centre has been trying to help only a few businessmen in the country,” Gandhi said.
“They (businessmen) get everything. Thousands of crores of rupees have come to the country’s exchequer after the recent decline in petrol prices. But the people of the country will not get even a single penny, all the money will go to his (the prime minister’s) industrialist fiends.”
“Wherever I go, I raise the issues of the poor and common people. But when we ask these questions, Modiji attacks us personally,” Gandhi said, obliquely referring to his recent accusations against the Bharatiya Janata Party government and the prime minister’s rebuttal in the Lok Sabha the following day.
“Modiji cannot answer my questions as he does not have the answers.”
Gandhi also targeted the finance minister over his budget, saying: “Arun Jaitleyji has brought a ‘Fair and Lovely scheme’ through which all the thieves in the country can convert their black money into white.”
“However, the people who work for the whole life and take salary and pension are made to pay tax on their PF (provident fund).”
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