Chitrakoot, Sep 27 : Addressing a rally in Chitrakoot,Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “insulting” the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and said PM has broken the trust of the youth and farmers of the country and rather indulged in corruption scams.
He said, “PM Modi has insulted Sardar Patel. Modi ji talks about making a statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat, but the statue is Made in China, just like our shoes and shirts. The Modi government says it offers jobs to 450 youths of India only in 24 hours, while in China 50,000 get jobs.”
Referring to the Rafale controversy, the Congress President said “Modi had broken the trust of the nation and the youth of the country. Corruption has happened in the case of Rafale deal. The decision has been taken by the Prime Minister on this deal and the benefit has been received by the Prime Minister’s friend.”This will be Gandhi’s second visit within a span of 10 days to the BJP-ruled state, where assembly elections are due this year-end.
The Congress President also said that the Prime Minister had insulted Sardar Patel.
“Congress had waived debt of Rs 70 thousand crore for farmers. But PM Modi did not give anything to the farmers. People voted for him thinking that Modi would give 15 lakh rupees to the poor, farmers and youth of the country, but it did not happen. People just got cheated, “he said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited the Kamtanath Temple in Chitrakoot district ahead of his roadshows and rallies for two days in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.
He was accompanied by Congress state chief Kamal Nath and party’s state Election Campaign Committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, among others.
In the evening, he will hold a roadshow from Satna to Rewa district.
Gandhi will take part in several political events in Rewa on Friday.