Amethi: Continuing his tirade against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the BJP government has failed to deliver on tall promises which it made to the people of India.
Speaking to reporters on the second day of his Amethi visit, Rahul Gandhi said, ''The BJP government is taking credit for the good works done by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government here."
The Gandhi scion also read out a list of achievements of the UPA in Amethi that included six national highways, a 200-bed hospital, the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University in Fursatgunj, and a SAIL unit in Jagdishpur, among others.
"I`m happy for our friends in the BJP, who are trying to re-inaugurate these projects, but we did the work in Amethi," Gandhi said.
Continuing with the criticism of the NDA-led government, the Congress vice-president said that the government is not addressing two major crises in the country - unemployment and agrarian crisis.
"Our Prime Minister should accept the crisis and start working to resolve it instead of panicking and making excuses," Gandhi said, adding that Prime Minister Modi is diverting the topic by talks of 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Make in India' campaign.
He also gave a piece of "advice" for PM Modi by saying, "The Prime Minister should stand up and say `yes, we have not delivered`. We have one more year; we will deliver. That is what a true leader would do."
On the issue of rising unemployment, the Congress no. 2 said, ''There is a real serious problem in India today that we are unable to provide jobs to our youngsters.''
''China produces 50,000 jobs every single day. India, under PM Modi's 'Make In India', 'Start Up/Stand Up India', produces mere 450 jobs,'' Rahul said.
China produces 50,000 jobs every single day. India, under Modi's Make In India,Start Up/Stand Up India, produces 450 jobs: Rahul Gandhi
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Rahul Gandhi began his three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency on Wednesday.
On his first day, Gandhi stressed on similar issues and claimed that the ruling dispensation has failed to provide jobs and secure farm incomes.
He also remarked that the BJP should go and let the Congress party take over in this case.
With ANI inputs