New Delhi: Labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-labourer and anti-worker", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would not allow the BJP Government to run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends.
Interacting with reporters after a meeting with Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs at the All India Congress Committee ( AICC) headquarters here, Gandhi said, "As the opposition, we want to put pressure on the Government so that they pay attention to poor people, to pain of the farmers, workers and labourers. We are not going to let the BJP Government to run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends."
He further said, "The job of the Prime Minister is to run the country, and not to make excuses. All the Prime Minister is doing for the last one and the half years is to make excuses why the economy is not running, make excuses why the farmers are not getting their dues, make excuses why labourers are not getting what they should get while the economy is not running."
"India did not choose Mr. Narendra Modi to make excuses, India chose a leader, and a leader should not make excuses, a leaders should do the job that he has been elected to do. Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of this country for over one and a half years, but perhaps he is unable to understand that the work of the Prime Minister is to run the country. The Prime Minister should start running the country," he added.
Divulging details of his meeting with PCC chiefs, he said, "For some time now, we have been attacking the Central Government on being anti-poor, anti-farmer, anti-labourer, and anti-worker. I wanted to get a sense from the PCC presidents about what is being done with regards to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MNREGA), the Right to Food, the Tribal Bill Act in their states, and how BJP attacking and trying to destroy these Acts. They had quite a good presentation."
"I have said that farmers and labourers are crying, but not only are them, today even industrialists are crying. Big industrialists come to us, and say 'Narendra Modi ji, who is running his government for us are unable to work for us.' Thus, Narendra Modi will definitely make excuses," said Gandhi.
"But I want to tell him that he should start running the country, because the country has elected him for the same," he said.