New Delhi, June 11: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Modi government, saying that country has become a slave to Bharatiya Janata Party and its ideological fountainhead RSS and they have divided the nation.
“Today, our nation has become a slave of 2-3 BJP leaders and RSS… Everyone including MPs is afraid to speak. Most them are not allowed to speak. And those of us who do speak, the BJP does not listen to. Only RSS is given a hearing,” he said.
“The country is now a slave to a few people of the BJP and to MohanBhagwat .RSS is trying to divide the caliber and power of the country,”Congress President Rahul Gandhi said at an OBC convention in Delhi on Monday.
Emphasizing that there exists a fear psychosis debilitating people’s free speech, and alleged that BJP lawmakers were too scared to voice their opinion if it was against RSS or Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Gandhi scion also pointed to a glaring discrepancy between “work and reward” in the country, claiming “Those who do the real work in India, they’re confined to the back rooms. The profit of their work is enjoyed by someone else. India doesn’t reward the person who has the skills, who works hard.”
Taking a swipe at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul said Modi only favours businessmen and has no clear policy on alleviating the farmers’ suffering. He added that the BJP-led NDA regime has ignored the interests of farmers but helped a small group of industrialists by waiving loans amounting to nearly Rs 2.5 lakh crore.
“You will never see a farmer in Narendra Modi’s office. Under Modi government, farmers don’t get their due. They keep committing suicide but their loans are not waived,” he charged.
Pointing to the lack of opportunities available to the country’s youth, Rahul made an analogy: “Owner of Coca Cola sold ‘shikanji’ in America. The owner of McDonalds used to run a ‘dhaba’. The founder of Ford Motors was a mechanic. But have you seen a mechanic become the founder of an automobile company in India?”
Top OBC leaders from across the country participated in the convention at the Talkatora stadium.