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The cycle is not moving; Rahul Gandhi takes jibe at SP, Akhilesh Yadav

"You removed the elephant (BSP's poll symbol) and brought the cycle...but the cycle is stationary," said Rahul Gandhi

By: PTI | Jaunpur | Updated: September 10, 2016 9:28 pm
Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh election race, Uttar Pradesh election news, India news, Latest news Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during his Kisan Yatra. (PTI Photo)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a jibe at the Samajwadi Party (SP), saying “the cycle (SP’s poll symbol), voted to power by the people (in the last Uttar Pradesh Assembly election), was not moving”.

“You removed the elephant (BSP’s poll symbol) and brought the cycle…but the cycle is stationary,” he told a gathering at Khetasaria Jaunpur.

“Do not know if it (the cycle) has a puncture or is tied from behind or broken, but it is not moving,” he added.

The Gandhi scion, who is on his ‘Deoria to Dilli yatra’ to connect with the masses in the run-up to the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “frequent” foreign visits.

“Modiji apni duniya mein mast rehte hain…jaisa mainey kaha tha ‘janata trast, Modiji mast’ (Modiji is happy in his own world. As I had said earlier, the public is in trouble but Modiji is happy)…his attention is either in America or Japan.

“He made tall promises that everyone will get Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts, the youth will get employment and bullet trains will be run. When will they get Rs 15 lakh? When will the youth get employment and bullet trains? Even the regular train fares have been hiked,” he said.

Rahul, who had lunch at the Guraini madarsa and took part in a road show, explained the motive behind his 2,500-km yatra to the people.

“During the two years of the Modi government, Rs 1.10 lakh crore have been waived off. This was for the 15 richest people of the country whereas, during our tenure, we had waived off Rs 70,000 crore of farmers and the poor,” he alleged.

As regards why the Centre had waived the loan of the rich, the Congress vice president alleged that their money was used on posters and television advertisements by the prime minister during poll campaigning.

Comparing his party with the BJP, Rahul claimed that while the Congress was asking its leaders to tour the districts, Modi was encouraging his ministers to tour “at least two countries” each.

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  1. Gopal Kannan
    Sep 10, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    Chakke Mian - Rahul hi has claimed during his ongoing tour of Uttar Pradesh that “During the two years of the Modi government, Rs 1.10 lakh crore have been waived off. This was for the 15 richest people of the country whereas, during our tenure, we had waived off Rs 70,000 crore of farmers and the poor.” But then how come 90% of the potion does not believe even a word of what he continues to say ever since he got the unique distinction of getting the lowest number of 44 Lok Sabah seats for Sonia Congress, the lowest in Congress’s history and also loosing several State Elections where he led the Congress Campaigning. Common Chakke Mian…….its high time you accepted the truth and quit.
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      kishore
      Sep 10, 2016 at 7:41 pm
      what happened to land your family acquired for cycle factory ?
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        Sankaran Krishnan
        Sep 11, 2016 at 8:29 am
        The reason is Akilesh is also like Rahul who had occupied the post because of the Family party and not through his hard work and proved how unfit he is to rule the State of UP and it is better if both Akilesh and Rahul leave the Politics and focus what is of interest to them but definitely not POLITICS which is not in their blood, though they are belonged to the Family based Political party i.e dynasty Politics !!!
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          venkatesh
          Sep 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm
          ..when u and me are paying 30% tax,while modi has reduced big corporates to pay 25% tax,where were u.what rahul says is true.we should be aware of how modi is fooling around people.
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