Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of not creating jobs in the country despite promising to promote 'Make in India'. Speaking primarily to a gathering of farmers here, the Congress President said that it is only his party that can now assure jobs for the youth and security for the agricultural sector.
Blaming Shivraj Chauhan's BJP government in the state of Madhya Pradesh for not preventing farmer suicides, Rahul said that the top brass of BJP was too busy with rich industrialists and hobnobbing with China to work for the common man. "Where are the jobs that were promised to you by Prime Minister Modi? Where is the financial security that was assured to farmers? What about Make in India? If you see PM Modi's phone, even that says it is Made in China," he said, adding that phones will be made in Mandsaur if Congress is voted to power.
Rahul then questioned PM Modi's silence during the Doklam crisis with China and pointed out that meeting Chinese Premier Xi Jinping does not mean much to the common man. "The common man is suffering while people like Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are given a free hand to run away with millions. We will ensure that your money is yours alone," he said.
Rahul also made a number of promises ahead of the state Assembly elections which are scheduled for later this month. "I guarantee we will waive off farmer loans in 10 days, not 11 but 10 days exactly if you vote for us in the MP elections. Jobs would be galore and security and dignity of people would be our priority," he said, adding that instead of PM Modi's Mann ki Baat, his party believes in people's mann ki baat.