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PM Modi’s silence on food prices has shocked people: Rahul Gandhi

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Araria (Bihar): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rising food prices and questioned his silence on the issue.

“Modi is responsible for the soaring prices of pulses and other essential commodities. But his silence has shocked the people,” Gandhi told an election rally in Araria district.

“The Modi government has deprived the poor of dal, roti and ‘bhat’ (rice), not to talk about imposing other problems,” Gandhi said. “The poor curse this government.”

He said Modi talked about the poor but had made life difficult for them.

The Congress leader said the references to Pakistan during the ongoing assembly election in Bihar showed the desperation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Modi had failed to fulfil any of the promises he made during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, Gandhi went on.

“He failed to bring back black money (from abroad) and provide Rs.15 lakh to every Indian. He failed to provide 2 crore jobs for youths annually. And he failed to check the prices of pulses and other food items.

“All this has caused a lot of anger. But Modi is still talking big and doing nothing.”

Gandhi expressed confidence that the Grand Alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress would win two thirds majority in the 243-seat Bihar assembly.

He also accused the ideology of the RSS, the BJP’s ideological parent, and the BJP of dividing the nation.

“The philosophy of the BJP and the RSS is that Indian citizens should fight among themselves. That is their USP. There is no vision, no thought,” he told India Today TV.

(IANS)

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During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” over the rape incidents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao was “unacceptable”. He prodded him to speak.

He also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party governments in these states of “protecting rapists”. “Mr Prime Minister, your silence is unacceptable. What do you think about the growing violence against women and children? Why are accused rapists and murderers protected by the state? India is waiting. Speak up,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

Rahul Gandhi becomes president of Congress as mother Sonia Gandhi steps down
Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi again on his inability to secure women and children. Wikipedia

In another tweet earlier, Gandhi thanked people who had taken part in the midnight protest in Delhi against the “slumber” that the Modi government was in and sought justice for the victims.

“Thousands of men and women stood up to be counted in the battle for justice and to protest the rising acts of violence against girls and women.

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“I thank each and everyone of you for your support. It shall not be in vain,” Gandhi said while attaching pictures of people who participated in the protest. Gandhi, who had led the protest Thursday night, was joined by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra, hundreds of party workers and senior party leaders.

During the protest, Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister over the repeated incidents of violence, rape and murder of women in the country. “We want the government to take action. Today, women are feeling insecure to move out of their houses. Somewhere a child, a woman is raped, killed and we want that the government should resolve this. The women of the country should feel safe,” he had said. IANS

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