Thiruvananthapuram: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said, the present dispensation is taking away the power from the people of India which was entrusted to them by his party.
Addressing Congress supporters in Kerala, Rahul mocked PM Modi for his statement that 'MNREGA will continue, it is living example of Congress's failure'.
The Gandhi scion alleged that Finance Minster Arun Jaitley told him that when they analysed MNREGA, they found that that biggest reason of growth in rural India was due to UPA’s flagship rural job scheme.
“They are scared to tell the PM that what he is saying in the Parliament is wrong, actually MNREGA is a good program,” the Congress vice president exhorted.
The Congress vice president accused the NDA government of doing nothing on the development front, but only giving slogans.
Further criticising the Prime Minister, the Amethi MP asserted, “PM Modi likes to come up with an idea and have a big media celebration around that and then moves towards any other.”
“He likes to do his politics in form of events,” Rahul added.
While trying to boost Congress supporters' morale for the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections, Rahul said, “CPM cannot defeat Congress in Kerala, only Congress can defeat itself in Kerala.”
While advising the Congress senior leaders to unite and work, Rahul quipped, “After elections, you can fight.”
Gandhi said, "Senior leaders in the state are exceptionally talented. What one does not have, others have. They together are much more powerful than alone. They have their strength and weaknesses. They have to stay together."
"Once elections are over, they are more than welcome to fight. But now, it is not the time to fight. Now, it is the time to be together," he said.