BJP hits back: ‘Take in India happened during UPA rule’

Replying to Rahul’s barb that Modi was interested in “Take in India”, the BJP said most of the “Take in India” happened during the UPA rule.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2015 2:43 am
sonia gandhi, manmohan singh, UPA rule, Narendra Modi, Kisan rally, Congress Kisan Rally, ravi shankar prasad, BJP, rahul gandhi, india news, india politics, latest news Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the Kisan Samman rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Hours after Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally here, the BJP hit back strongly. It raked up the alleged land deals involving Robert Vadra in Haryana and Rajasthan and asked if they were in the interest of the farmers.

Replying to Rahul’s barb that Modi was interested in “Take in India”, the BJP said most of the “Take in India” happened during the UPA rule.

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“Rahul Gandhi has become an expert in indulging in shallow talk. (He says) it is not ‘Make in India’ but ‘Take in India’. Rahulji, ‘take in India’ happened the most during your (UPA) rule. It happened in 2G (spectrum allocation), Commonwealth Games, coal… no decision was taken without taking. Therefore, you remember take in India,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

At the rally, Rahul accused Modi of trying to snatch the land and rights of farmers.

The BJP fielded Prasad hours after the Congress rally. He said several CMs of Congress-ruled states had supported changes in the UPA government’s 2013 land acquisition Act and argued development was difficult without the amendments. The Niti Aayog, he said, has suggested that states be given flexibility in land law and the issue is under consideration of the Centre.

In a counter attack, he asked: “Were farmers respected under the Vadra model of development where land was bought at cheap rates and sold at higher prices?”

He said the previous Congress government in Haryana had acquired land for 37 special economic zones during the 10 years when it was in power. “So far, only six have become operational. What happened to the rest. Where is the land (acquired for them),” he asked. “Congress always wanted to keep the farmer impoverished. We want to strengthen them,” he added.


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  1. D
    Sep 21, 2015 at 11:20 am
    Sonia hi- after looting the farmers, you have the gall to tell Modi Govt to listen to the farmers. Why in the world you did not do what it was necessary to do for the poor farmers ? Can pls answer it?
    1. K
      kamath Ramesh
      Sep 22, 2015 at 10:55 am
      Land grabbing under SEZ is not just in Haryana but also in Maharashtra where huge land were acquired by industrialists under this scheme. As alleged by Mr Prasad, BJP govt must escalate the case of unused land which were acquired in Haryana & Maharashtra.
      1. Raju Menon
        Sep 21, 2015 at 10:46 am
        Rahul does not understand that for the development of the country, special attention needs to be given to business promotion. Because the business entrepreneur creates multiple job opportunities, business friendly environment needs to be created by the govt so that more people get employment. Mr Pappu here has no clue about these fundamentals and he is creating unnecessary confusion.
        1. Raman Vr
          Sep 21, 2015 at 10:07 am
          Congress is moving far to the left. What is wrong if something is made in India and in the process people get employment and livelyhood. Why the people have to be perennially on doles. Is it a crime for the Indians who are part of Make in India Take in India?