Congress vice president continues tirade against PM rendra Modi
Barpeta/ Guwahati, Dec 12: Continuing his attack on the BJP and Prime Minister rendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused the saffron party of inciting fratricidal violence and riots before elections to polarize voters and ensure its victory.
Gandhi was addressing a rally after participating in a ‘padayatra’ at Barpeta before concluding his two-day visit to the State.
Thousands of people gathered on both sides of the road to see and interact with him. The public rally also recorded a turn-out of over 30,000 people.
“The BJP only knows how to spread hatred and violence. (Prime Minister rendra) Modi knows how to make people fight against each other and then play politics over it,” he said.
“Modiji came to Assam about a year back and made many tall promises like he will bring back black money from foreign banks and deposit at least Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of each Indian. However, now he has forgotten all the promises,” he said.
Referring to the recent Bihar elections, Gandhi said: “Modiji also went to Bihar and promised lots of things. He held around 25 to 30 meetings in Bihar. The people of the State saw him and listened to him but refused to vote for the party due to its commul agenda.”
“About 15 years back there was unrest in Assam. However, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi led Congress government has brought back peace to the State,” he said.
He said that the former UPA government at the Centre introduced the MGNREGA so that poor people of the country can be helped.
“The UPA government waived loan burden to the tune of Rs 70,000 crore for the farmers. However, when Modiji came, he tried to scrap the MGNREGA. The special category status of states like Assam has been withdrawn,” he added.
“Modiji will come again to Assam before the elections. The people should ask about the promises he made one and half year back. The he will be forced to flee the State,” Gandhi added.
The Gandhi family scion also sought blessings at famous Barpeta Kirtan Ghar, a Vaishvite prayer hall at Barpeta, at the end of the ‘padayatra’ walkathon after he drew criticism for cancelling his scheduled visit to the Kirtan Ghar at the start of the foot march.