ALWAR: With the campaigning battle heating up in poll-bound Rajasthan, Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit out on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party once again.
Addressing a public rally in Rajasthan's Alwar on Tuesday, Rahul said, “Not 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' before every speech, he (PM Modi) should instead say 'Anil Ambani ki jai, Mehul Choksi ki jai, Nirav Modi ki jai, Lalit Modi ki jai'. If you talk of Bharat Mata then how can you forget our farmers?”
He added bad debt worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore was written off, but not a single rupee of farmers was waived off by the Modi government.
“Narendra Modi ji never mentions Rafale Deal in any of his speeches, he is afraid that if he speaks on this then people will shout 'chowkidar chor hai',” he added.
Rahul targeted Modi over employment opportunities, farm loan waiver, Rafale deal and demonetisation. Hitting out at Modi over his promise of providing employment to 2 crore youths during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, "Narendra Modi in his election speeches in 2014 had said he would give jobs to 2 crore youths. If you gave employment, why did four youths commit suicide in Alwar?" Gandhi said at a rally in Alwar district's Malakhera town.
Three friends died and another was injured after they allegedly jumped before a moving train in a suspected suicide pact in Alwar district last month. A primary probe revealed that they were depressed due to unemployment, police said.
Exuding confidence of winning the upcoming state Assembly polls, the Gandhi scion said Congress will form the government and waive off farmers loan in ten days, and the chief minister will give 18 hours a day for providing employment to the youths.
Rajasthan Congress state unit president Sachin Pilot, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and party candidates from all assembly constituencies of Alwar and other leaders were present in the meeting.
The state will go to polls on December 7.