AHMEDABAD: Stepping up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that while the Congress had spent money for Rural Employment Guarantee scheme MGNREGA, Modi gave funds to the Tata Nano project.
"We gave Rs 35,000 crore for MGNREGA but Modi Ji gave Rs 35,000 crore for Tata Nano project," he said while addressing a rally in in Sabarkantha in poll-bound Gujarat.
He also lambasted the Modi government over the Goods and Services Tax claiming that it favours the industrialists. "The aim of GST is to break the backbone of India and to strengthen the backbones of a select few industrialists," he said.
Claiming that the Modi government does not know what the people want, he said: The "government which can tell people at 8 in the night that it is going to demonetise currency within 4 hours, doesn't know what is in the hearts of people.
Rahul is on a three-day campaign tour of north Gujarat beginning Saturday. He will be covering six districts of north Gujarat during his trip. He will also hold meetings with women, villagers and different communities during the tour.
Earlier in the day, he visited the famous, Ambaji temple, in Banaskantha district.
In the recent past, Rahul had conducted such campaign tours in Saurashtra, central Gujarat and south Gujarat.