Published: Mon, February 12, 2018

In tit for tat, BJP slams Rahul's silence on Mahadayi issue

In tit for tat, BJP slams Rahul's silence on Mahadayi issue

Addressing multiple public meetings on Sunday in Karnataka, Gandhi said the Modi government had not yet "even opened [its] account", almost four years into its rule, PTI reported. Earlier, speaking at Karatagi in Raichur district, Gandhi said Modi's term has nearly ended and he should be talking about his government's achievements. "After the end of his term, he needs to tell the people what he has achieved".

"The BJP-led government has failed to create jobs, bring black money from overseas to the country and weakened the economy by demonetising currency (in November 2016) and hastily introducing Goods and Services Tax (GST) since July 1", the Congress leader added. However, BJP in its reply to Rahul Gandhi's allegation has repeatedly said that making all the information regarding the defence deal was not in favour of the national security.

On Saturday, kick-starting the party's poll campaign in the poll-bound State at Hospete in Ballari District, Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'looking at the rear-view mirror and driving'. He said the country had made Modi prime minister to provide employment to youth, to help farmers, to establish schools and hospitals and not to talk about Congress party.


Speaking at a panel discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School on "social media in Indian politics", organised by the university in Cambridge, the actor-turned-politician, professionally known as Ramya, claimed that despite several limitations the party president Rahul Gandhi's team is doing a really good job with tweeting.

Responding to Gandhi's jibe, the government said that the Rafale deal was better in many aspects than the one "notionally negotiated" by the Congress regime, which could not conclude it in ten years. Gandhi said that Modi was willing to waive of lakhs of crores of rupees in corporate loans but had not offered to do the same for suffering farmers. "But still Modiji comes here and speaks about corruption against us", he said.

The Congress president, who is travelling by a special bus along with other state leaders, received an enthusiastic response from party workers and people who had gathered in large numbers on both sides of the road at different places.

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