Continuing his tirade against Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Prime Minister should visit Uttar Pradesh and know the plight of the farmers instead of visiting various foreign nations. Interacting with the villagers here in Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s parliamentary constituency, Gandhi said, “Sometimes Prime Minister Modi visits America, wears suit worth Rs. 15 lakhs, hugs Obama ji.”
“We want him to visit Uttar Pradesh and interact with farmers here. Kisaan, mazdoor, Hindustan ka gareeb vyakti trast hai, Narendra Modi mast hai (Modi ji is happy whereas the poor and the common people in India are suffering).”
Continuing his road show, the Congress vice-president earlier in the day talked to farmers and reminded them of the loans waived off during the UPA regime and how the Modi government has failed to keep their promises. “They won elections in Delhi and started their work. They made big promises like payment of 15 lakhs, employment to youth. But, when will the 15 lakhs be sent? When will the youth get employment? They talked about bullet train but increased the fares of trains”, said Rahul.
He went on to talk about the purpose of the Yatra which he started from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi’s said his month long ‘Kisan Mahayatra’ is aimed at highlighting the plight of farmers in Uttar Pradesh. His road show is also a part of the party’s campaign for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. His ‘Mahayatra’ will cover 39 districts spread over 80 Lok Sabha constituencies.