Ms. Gandhi pointed out that not a single person had got the promised ₹15 lakh in his/her bank account, farmers’ income had not doubled, nor had inflation reduced in these years
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on May 14 taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the ”cloud-radar remark”, saying the Prime Minister’s truth has now come on ”people’s radar” and it was time for him to put his radar on the unfulfilled promises.
She accused the Prime Minister of resorting to politics of lies for political gains at a rally in Punjab’s Bathinda.
Hitting out at Shiromani Akali Dal for suppressing and victimising the people of Punjab, Ms. Gandhi, said ”they (SAD-BJP) had handed over the state to the drugs, liquor, sand and transport mafia during their 10-year-rule. If Punjab’s youth were being destroyed by ”Chitta”, it was because of the BJP and the Akalis.”
Ms. Gandhi, said those who destroyed Guru Granth Sahib ji (referring to sacrilege incidents) were destroying the soul of Punjab – a sin that the Akalis had committed. “While Baba Nanak always said `tera tera’, for the SAD-BJP it had always been a case of `mera mera’,” she said, recalling that when Punjab was fighting for India’s freedom, the RSS was prostrating themselves before the British to save their own lives.
Ms. Gandhi, said hearing Prime Minister’s speeches, one would think the only development in this country had taken place in the last five years. Bathinda, she pointed out, was the biggest example of the industrial and agricultural development that had taken place before the Modi government came to power. “Not only was Bathinda a large industrial centre, it was one of the biggest cotton and wheat markets with a well-developed dairy sector and an army cantonment, all of which came up during 70 years before Modi,” she said.
Accusing the BJP government of not fulfilling its promises, Ms. Gandhi pointed out that not a single person had got the promised ₹15 lakh in his/her bank account, farmers’ income had not doubled, nor had inflation reduced in these years. “Far from generating 2 crore jobs a year, the government had cut down jobs by 5 crore, with 24 lakh government posts lying vacant and 50 lakh jobs lost in demonetisation alone,” she said.
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