Raichur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi once again took strong objection to Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioning the practicality of the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) promised in his party's manifesto, when such questions were never raised when it came to helping rich industrialists.
“The chowkidar never raises these questions when he wants to help Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and such other thieves. But when it comes to helping the poor, he asks from where the funds will come,” he deplored.
Responding to the Prime Minister, he added, “Mr Modi the money will not come from the middle class people. We have shown in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan where it will come from. We will take money from the pockets of 'thieves' like Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi and put it directly into the bank accounts of the poor.”
Farm loan waiver
Mr Gandhi, who was addressing a Congress rally in Raichur on Friday, referred to the farm loan waiver schemes successfully implemented by the Congress governments of Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, to recall, “We had promised to waive the loans in ten days, but did it in just two days. I'm happy to state that in Karnataka also farmers' loans to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore have been waived. But Mr Modi lies about the loan waiver in Karnataka when the people of the entire state are aware of this.”
On the other hand, the Prime Minister had not met his promises made before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls of generating two crore employment annually, depositing Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of every poor person and doubling the income of farmers besides waiving their outstanding loans, he deplored.
“But Mr Modi never speaks about these promises in his speeches. These days he only talks of national security. Today the country has the highest unemployment rate since independence and Mr Modi is responsible,” he charged, once again promising to create jobs by filling the 22 lakh vacancies at the Centre and giving employment to 10 lakh youth in the panchayats if voted to power in this Lok Sabha elections.
Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu spoke on the occasion....