Moga (Punjab), March 7: The battle between the Congress and the BJP as “a fight of ideologies”, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday.
“On the one hand there is Gurua Nanak Devji’s ideology and on the other it is the RSS ideology of spreading hatred,” the Congress Chief told a public rally in Killi Chahal village.
“If the Congress comes to power at the Centre, it will change the GST (goods and services tax).”
Gandhi alleged that GST was brought without any consultations and it had caused only in losses to businesses. “We will change GST once we are in power in 2019.”
During the event, Gandhi presented the debt waiver certificates to landless farmers and labourers.
Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying “What has Modi done in the last five years? He gave five airports to Adani a few days ago while there was an atmosphere of war in the country.”
The Congress had waived off loans of farmers while Modi had written off loans of the country’s biggest industrialists, he told the gathering.
“We waived off farm loans in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh like we promised. We did this within 10 days of forming the government.”
Daring Modi, Gandhi said: “He should hold a debate with me in front of TV cameras for 15 minutes. Everything will become clear.
“When I said that Punjab has a drug problem, I was ridiculed. The then Akali Dal government said that I was lying. The current Congress government has broken the back of drug trade in Punjab.