Rahul says PM is working for a few industrialists


Rahul Gandhi suggested that Modi’s actions were intended to appease American firms before his visit to the US….reports Asian Lite News

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at an election rally accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring a few industrialists, claiming that Modi lifted controls on drug prices at the request of some US companies.

This decision, Gandhi alleged, caused the cost of cancer medicines to soar from Rs 8,000 to over Rs 1 lakh.

He suggested that Modi’s actions were intended to appease American firms before his visit to the US. Gandhi also pointed out that diabetes medications have become more expensive.

Gandhi criticised Modi, stating that the Prime Minister is primarily working for large industrialists, and warned that soon the country would be governed solely for their benefit.

He introduced a new slogan for Haryana, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Pahalwan,” celebrating the state’s recent production of world-class wrestlers.

He praised the development achievements of Congress-ruled Haryana, countering BJP’s claims that the state is falling behind. Gandhi highlighted that Haryana leads in GDP and milk production.

The Congress leader rebuked Modi’s assertion that Congress has achieved nothing in the past 60 years, calling it an insult to the hardworking farmers and labourers who have contributed to the country’s progress.

Gandhi also criticised the BJP-led central government for attempting to weaken welfare laws initiated by Congress, such as the Land Acquisition Act and MGNREGA.

He also mocked Modi over ongoing ceasefire violations and Chinese incursions, remarking that talking is easy, but taking action is difficult.

Meanwhile, Gandhi took a swipe at Modi’s remarks in a recent TV interview and said the man “sent by God” could not save people who died during COVID-19 in front of hospitals or when bodies were floating in Ganga.

Addressing a rally in Delhi’s Dilshad Garden ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working for a few industralists.

“The Prime Minister says ‘I am not biological. I have sent from above by God for a mission’. If someone tells you this on the road, you will excuse yourself and tell the person to allow you to do your task,” Gandhi said.

Rahul Gandhi also took potshots at PM Modi over some of his earlier remarks. “God, what kind of person you have sent,” he said.

“During COVID, there were bodies floating in Ganga. In Delhi, people were dying outside hospitals. The one who has been sent by God said brothers and sisters, switch on light of your mobile phones…” Gandhi said.

PM Modi had said in an interview to a news channel that till his mother was alive, he felt that perhaps his birth was biological and after her demise when he connects various experiences, he is convinced that God has sent him.

Rahul Gandhi also said that Agniveer scheme is against the interest of defence forces and if Congress comes to power, the scheme will be scrapped.

The Election Commission has asked Congress to comply with its 2019 advisory regarding not mentioning defence forces while campaigning. The EC has asked the Congress “not to make potentially divisive statements regarding the socio-economic composition of defence forces”.

The Election Commission on Wednesday issued formal notes to star campaigners of the BJP and Congress to correct their discourse, exercise care and maintain decorum.

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