The Prime Minister should stop insulting people: Rahul Gandhi
PADUBIDRI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi flagged off his ‘Janashirvada Yatra’ (Public blessing tour) in coastal parts of Karnataka for the upcoming state assembly elections. He addressed the party workers in a corner meet at Padubidri, Udupi on Monday, March 20.
Addressing the gathering, mostly of middle-aged people, the newly elected party president highlighted the achievements of Siddaramaiah government in the state. He also criticised centre’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for overlooking the people.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised farmers in 2014, that he would ensure a fair (selling) price for their crop, but today when the farmers say, increase our MSP(Maximum Selling Price), give us a fair price, Narendra Modi doesn’t say a word,” alleged the 47-year-old parliamentarian.
He also took a dig on the Modi government for not being able to provide employment to the youth. He pointed out that the unemployment rate was at its peak in last eight years as the government had failed to create jobs.
He further went on accusing the BJP-led government of following the divisive politics. “We don’t spread anger and hatred, whatever we say we do it, this is the difference between us and them,” remarked Gandhi who was on his first visit to the region after assuming the party president office.
Denying the often made allegation that nothing has been achieved in past 70 years, he told the gathering that it was their blood and sweat that has made the country stand in the world. “And, the prime minister should stop insulting the people,” he added.
“Siddaramaiah has worked at grass root level. He has come to Udupi and Mangalore a number of times. We are happy to see Rahul Gandhi today. BJP has not done much other than making promises here” said Hiryanna Bijadi, Retired Director, Karnataka Fisheries Department Corporation, who attended corner meeting.
The event was a part of his tour to the coastal districts in the poll-bound state. The meeting had a gathering of around 3000 people. However, the party had anticipated a crowd of 15,000.
With inputs from Siddharth Shamsher
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Edited by: Mehul Malpani