Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Narendra Modi, Mohan Bhagwat, says nation doesn't belong to a single person
Ahead of Congress' 'Save Democracy' rally, party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Addressing Congress supporters at Jantar Mantar, where the Congress top leadership was present for 'Save Democracy' march, Rahul said, "These days, who ever speaks against Bhagwat and PM Modi, he/she is targetted with false allegations."
“This nation doesn't belongs to a single person. We are fighting for all whether its labour class, farmers,” the Gandhi scion asserted.
The Congress leader hot out at the Bharatiya Janata Party led central government over severe drought crisis and farmers suicide cases.
He said, “The whole 40 percent of the entire country is reeling under severe drought, but PM Modi has nothing to say.”
"Modiji spoke about giving 2 crore jobs every year, we saw 'Make in India' on TV channels and big shows in Mumbai, but the reality is that only 1.3 lakh jobs were given in one year," Rahul exhorted.
Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister led the 'Save Democracy' march in the national capital. Other top Congress leaders like Ambika Sonia, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Raj Babbar also took part in the protest march.
The rally planned from Jantar Mantar to Parliament is aimed at targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party led central government, which has taken on the Congress over the alleged Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper scam.
The grand old party's rally is being held in the backdrop of imposition of President's Rule in party-ruled Uttarkhand and Arunachal Pradesh and alleged attempts to destabilise the Congress government in Himachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "masterminding a conspiracy to implicate" Congress leadership in the AgustaWestland case.
"The cat is out by the manner in which the Prime Minister last night tweeted and hailed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's reply in Rajya Sabha on the issue. It shows not only his mindset but his strategy too", Ramesh said.
On January 01, 2014, India scrapped the contract with Finmeccanica's British subsidiary AgustaWestland for supplying 12 AW101 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force (IAF) over alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of paying kickbacks to the tune of Rs 423 crore by it for securing the deal.
The central agency has also issued Letters Rogatory (judicial requests) to ten countries in this case.
The issue has become major political affair in the country after a court in Milan, Italy, jailed AgustaWestland's former head Bruno Spagnolini on the charges of false accounting and corruption in the sale of the firm's 12 VVIP choppers to India.
Some documents submitted to the court contain the names of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president, her political adviser Ahmad Patel and former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi.