With Bihar getting ready for the third phase of the polls, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Rahul Gandhi said that those who did not help distressed people amid the coronavirus lockdown are now seeking votes from them. He said this during a poll rally at Bihariganj.
Notably, veteran leader Sharad Yadav’s daughter Suhashini Ydav is contesting the Assembly election from the seat on a Congress ticket.
Modi, Nitish failed to create jobs: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi also criticised Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for failing to create jobs for youngsters of Bihar. He said Nitish Kumar had promised jobs to the youth and said he would change Bihar, but he failed to deliver,” Gandhi said.
“When youths today ask Kumar during his public meetings about the jobs he had promised, he threatens them, chases them away and gets them thrashed,” Rahul alleged.
He also raked up the issue of minimum support price for maize and paddy and said the money that the farmers should be getting is actually going to the middlemen.
He alleged that Modi and Nitish did not help poor labourers and workers during the coronavirus lockdown, rather they got them “lathicharged”, and are asking for their votes now.
“If the Prime Minister of India had any place for farmers and labourers in his heart, he would have died but not done what he did during the lockdown. Entire Bihar knows this,” he said.
He alleged that the PM, through the three recently passed agricultural laws, has “cleared the way for new middlemen”.
“Not the smaller ones but the bigger ones—Ambani and Adani. In 2006, mandis were destroyed here and it is being done now across the country,” Gandhi claimed.
He said prices of vegetable and other edible items are shooting up because of these new agricultural laws as the grains produced here are going to the “bigger godowns” and being sold at inflated rates.
PM Modi takes a dig at Congress
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday taken a dig at the Congress for not having even 100 members in the Parliament. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Forbesganj in Bihar.
PM Modi said that the Congress is in such a state that it does not have 100 members of Parliament, even if the figure of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is combined together. The prime minister said that Congress has never kept its promises and that is why its total has declined below 100 in the Parliament.
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