Modi govt launched ‘Fair and Lovely’ scheme for industrialist: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress vice president said there should have been a scheme for the benefit of the poor and the farmers.

Jhansi | Published:September 18, 2016 7:18 pm
modi, narendra modi, rahul gandhi, modi government, bjp, congress, Income Declaration Scheme, black money, tax evasion, tax fraud, india news “Modi has brought a fair and lovely scheme to wash off the sins of his industrialist friends,” he said. (Source: File/AP)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Income Declaration Scheme, saying he has launched the ‘fair and lovely’ scheme to enable industrialists to convert their black money into white. “Modi has brought a fair and lovely scheme to wash off the sins of his industrialist friends,” he said, during a road show organised in Bundelkhand as part of his ‘Deoria to Dilli Kisan Yatra’.

The Congress vice president said there should have been a scheme for the benefit of the poor and the farmers. “Some needy farmers took away charpoys from my ‘Khaat Sabha’. They are being dubbed as thieves. But, those who have swindled thousands of crores of rupees, they are treated as defaulters,” he said.

Rahul said Modi would have done better had he taken selfie with the poor back home rather than taking such snaps abroad. Attacking NDA government over petroleum prices, he said when the UPA was in power, the price of crude oil in the international market was USD 140 whereas now it is USD 40. “A lot of surplus money is now lying with the exchequer… I want to ask Modi where is all the money going?”