Don’t give excuses, Rahul tells Modi

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 05, 2016

Rahul Gandhi

Attacks PM for his comments that the Gandhi family was not allowing the passage of Bills

The Congress plans a major campaign against the Narendra Modi government by highlighting the alleged lacuna in implementing the party's flagship schemes — the MGNREGA, Right for Food and the Forest Rights Act.

Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi held a closed-door meeting with presidents of all State units of the Congress and party general secretaries here on Friday to finalise the strategy on the proposed protests.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Rahul Gandhi said that the the Narendra Modi government was anti-poor, anti-farmer and anti-worker. “I wanted to get a sense from the PCC Presidents about what is being done with regard to MNREGA, The Right to Food, The Tribal Bill in their States and how the BJP is attacking and trying to destroy these Acts,” he said.

The Amethi MP said the Congress leaders made a good presentation before him on the issues. “What we want to know and we, as Opposition, want to put pressure on the government so that they pay attention to poor people; they pay attention to the pain of farmer in India today, the pain of the workers and labourers in this country today. We are not going to let the BJP Government run a government that acts only in the interest of three or four of their crony capitalist friends,” he added. He said the leaders told him how the BJP Chief Ministers, the Prime Minister and the RSS are disturbing and bypassing programmes such as MGNREGA and Forest Rights Act in different States.

He said it was puzzling that even industrialists come crying to the Congress leaders.

Published on February 05, 2016
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