Rahul hits out at Modi, says PM beating drums in Japan while prices are rising at home

Rahul Gandhi said the Modi govt completed 100 days in office but has failed to fulfill promises made in polls.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 4, 2014 7:27 pm
rahulgandhi-narendra-modi-drums Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government at the Centre saying it has forgotten the promises it made in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking in his constituency Amethi during a two-day visit, Rahul said, “Narendra Modi is beating drums in Japan while prices are rising at home.” The Gandhi scion also criticised Modi over corruption.

The Congress Vice-President said Modi came to power by making big promises and but his government is yet to even begin working on them despite completing 100 days in office.

“They had made big promises but where is the result? They might have forgotten so let me remind them. They said they will change the country, bring down prices, reduce corruption. 100 days are over. At least begin working now. People say they have not even started working. The PM is playing drum in Japan while there is no electricity here amd prices are rising,” he told reporters.

During his recent visit to Japan, Modi had tried his hand at playing drum while taking part in a function.

On a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi, Rahul admitted to differences in opinion in Congress over issues and said there has always been “this type of tension” in the party. The party will deal with the issue, he said.

A group of young Congress leaders, including 15 AICC secretaries, recently decided to write to senior leaders against what they claimed was attempt to damage the party’s image by making controversial statements outside party fora.

It is being seen as a rallying of support for Gandhi within the party after comments of several party leaders were seen as a disapproval of his leadership style.

“Congress party is an old organisation… There are multiple voices and all those voices will bring solution to the party,” he said.

Rahul earlier faced some grilling by his electorate over power crisis in the area and said he has written a letter to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in this regard.

He arrived this morning and visited the villages which had fetched him large numbers of votes in the recent Lok Sabha elections. (With PTI inputs)


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  1. A
    Sep 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm
    Narendra Modi has track record in Gujarat. Rahul should get Madam Sonia to give a a congress ruled state so that he can the speak from experience not from the hip.Gujarat won over285 awards under UPA ruleHINAGAR:The Union commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday sought todistance his ministry from a report which had praised Gujarat's landacquisition model, saying "it was a private study". However, theGujarat government bagged nearly 100 awards from the PM and differentdepartments of the central government during the past few years.Gujarat chief minister and the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modihas been claiming that these awards are certificates for his good governance.As for the report that caused consternation in the Union commerce ministry,Sharma said: "The study was not commissioned by the Department ofIndustrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). It was submitted to DIPP byAccenture." Sharma was reacting to the release of the report on Tuesday.The report talks about the best practices in different states, includingGujarat, and their possible application elsewhere.It's a different matter that the 45 pages uploaded on the department ofindustrial policy and promotion's website begins with a note saying Accenturewas "engaged" by the department for a study on best practices toimprove the business environment. The note then sought comments fromstakeholders and provided the name and address of a director in DIPP.Modi's case for his governance is perhaps spurred by the awards that theGujarat government has received since 2004, which amount to more than 285.Among these are seven Prime Minister's awards, 82 conferred by various centralgovernment departments, and 172 by well-known national and internationalagencies for performances in various development areas. Over the past fewyears, under the Congress-led UPA rule, the Gujarat government got the PrimeMinister's award for best water and sanitation management in rural areas,housing development for poor urban people, and for best practices incontrolling maternal and infant mortality 2010-11, the Government of India's department of administrative reforms andpublic grievances and the department of information technology awarded Modi'soffice (the Chief Minister's Office) best practices award for people-orientedservices.The Gujarat Urban Development Department has bagged several central governmentawards for the BRTS, implementation of reforms norms, and for the seven-pointcharter of JnNURM. Other awards the state won include those for transportation,solid waste management, and water supply projects.Gujarat's health and family welfare department was also honoured with severalawards by the Union health and family welfare department.Gujarat's science and technology department has grabbed the highest number ofcentral government awards for the use of IT/ITES and satellite-based technologyin public governance over the past few years. The state also got severalnational awards for tourism development and for best practices in the industry& energy sector from the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre. TheGujarat Pollution Control Board's (GPCB) e-governance model also got thecentral government's national e-governance award and two awards from theComputer Society of India. Planning Commission has also appreciated this as abest practices model. The state government also received awards from UnitedNations and Unesco and other global agencies for best practices in variousfields.
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    Samanya Admi
    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    Should people forget - in the name of secularism - onslaughts on Hindus through Sonia Congress led UPA policies where Hindu majority was marginalized in its own homeland as exemplified by forcing Kashmiri Hindus out of their homeland in their own country.How Sonia Congress has divided the nation is so obvious?1. Dividing the nation between rich and poor by widening the gap through UPA Government policies. 2. Mandalized and Votebank politics that fragments society.3. Supporting terrorist elements for political gains.4. Kashmiri Hindus forced out of their homeland and turned into refugees in their own homeland.5. Minority appeat that divides the society.6. Reservations and quotas in jobs and education sector.7. The policy statement that Muslims have the first right to national resources is highly divisive.8. Neglect of merit has divided the society that hurts the nation.9. In the name of secularism, Hindu majority has been denigrated.10. Dividing the nation by caste, creed, region , religion etc. through government policies, fo example recent declaration of mainstream Jains as minority? Are Brahmans, Rajputs, Bania etc. are not a minority?--- You can add more.Satyameva jayate Naanritam’Nation First! Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Hind.
  3. A
    Sep 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm
    Very sad, Rahul insulted our country and PM
  4. A
    Sep 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    It's rather sad to see a juvenile comment by a man who's here only because of his family name being featured as a headline. I guess Modi should have sat through with a grim face in an or not gone there at all. That's hypocrisy Congress style-- wear crumpled KHADI and skim off billions of public money.
  5. A
    Sep 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    Just as childish and as silly a comments as can be expected from this 'sleeper in parliament' . What's wrong in having a couple of light moments? We don't want a stuffed shirt as a PM. The bigger drums of disaffection (with you) are playing out in your party, lets see for how long your HI surname can save you!
  6. A
    Sep 5, 2014 at 1:12 am
    There is huge rush for Mobile phones also when vegetable prices are rising. Trains are running empty for Konkan during peak Ganpati festival. This never happened during Congress period. Congress were softer to Bus Operators as on busy routes they never allowed more trains like BJP. Mumbai-Bhopal, Pune-Indore, Pune-Nagpur although busy routes no Daily train is being run on these routes and Bus operators are minting money because of Congresee Netas. This is happening everywhere in spite of rail routes no train in playing on the routes. One such route is Akola-Hyderabad via Purna. Further, there is no train between Aurangabad-Chandrapur via Aadilabad in spite of railway track is available since last 67 years.
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    Ashok Sridharan
    Sep 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    So the boss of the party which did precious little to control inflation over 6 years is now condemning someone else for failing to do it in 100 days. Hilarious!
  8. B
    Sep 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm
    Drums are required to wake you up Mr Rahul ---. You have sleeping in the house , how will you get something for your consuency . What you could not do in 60 Yrs , you expect Modi to do that in 100 days . Things would have been better for you if you would have sta awake and connected to India not overseas vacations. You even went on holidays before finding the results of election. I suggest start working for people than giving sermons . God bless
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