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Rahul slams PM Modi, says ‘Start Up India is welcome, but can’t be followed by shut up India’

Rahul Gandhi also spared a few words for Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too amid slowdown witnessed by the Indian economy post GST and demonetisation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2017 10:19 pm
Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi Congress president, Congress, Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017, BJP, Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Congress legacy, Congress states in India, India news, Indian Express Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley for the slump in the economy.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the government at the Centre had lost trust of the people.  Speaking at the 112th annual session and PHD Annual Awards for Excellence 2017 in the national capital, the Congress vice president said, “Start Up India is welcome for the economy, but it cannot be accompanied by shut up India. I admit there were shortcomings in the UPA government towards its closing years. Trust in BJP government is dead. Government doesn’t believe in people. After 3.5 years, people too have withdrawn their trust in the government. Expectation of Indian people from PM Modi lies shattered after 3 years.”

Gandhi also criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over slowing down of the Indian economy after GST and demonetisation. “Business are drowning, but Mr. Arun Jaitley has the nerve to go on TV every other day saying things are just fine.”

Criticising PM Modi’s campaign against black money and push for a less cash economy, the Congress leader sais, “All cash is not black, all black is not cash.”

Raising the issue of drop in performance of businesses and economic activity, he said, “Business runs on a psyche of trust. Trust in this government is dead. The prime minister and the government convinced every single person is a thief. One develops trust by listening to each other. Today there is no one in the government who is ready to listen to the pain of our people.”

Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi criticised Jaitley for the government’s demonetisation and GST decisions. In chaste Hindi, Gandhi had tweeted, “Doctor Jaitley, notebandi aur GST se arthvyavastha ICU me hai..(Doctor Jaitley, the economy is in ICU because of noteban and GST)”.

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  1. M
    Oct 28, 2017 at 12:19 pm
    Don't we have a better choice (out of 1.3 billion people) than Rahul Gandhi as an alternative to Modi? Then we have nothing to complain as a nation. Better we admit that we are not as smart as we think talk and suffer in silence.
    1. Clement Buck
      Oct 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm
      my vote is for u. comeon go ahead
    2. Chandu Shah
      Oct 28, 2017 at 12:22 am
      Pappu is not fit to be a peon let alone leading a great nation. How this original muslim lead a Hindu nation
      1. L
        Oct 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm
        If Pappu wins what will happen?
        1. N
          Nammude India
          Oct 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm
          Its better to understand what is happening now...
          1. R
            Oct 27, 2017 at 7:18 pm
            congress is defunct....it is an ancient almost-fatally-wounded-corrupt colonial outfit and duly exposed as the most destructive colonial-legacy thrust upon this Nation and with Modi's coming to power, congress is on the way out for good.....gujaratis have the wisdom of knowing the their continued huge gain from the fully homegrown-RSS-BJP-Led-NDA Mainstream Governance....so they will naturally vote for BJP to reach THE NEXT HIGHER LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT. Also, Modi continues to grow stronger and more influential with international leaders and heads of many developed countries who all are seeing their opportune moment to invest in India.......Gujrat will naturally be one of the preferred destinations as long as Modi and BJP are there.
            1. Clement Buck
              Oct 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm
              if gujaratis are really intelligent then they will throw the unwanted and bring in the wanted
          2. V
            Oct 27, 2017 at 6:39 am
            I am one of the millions badly affected by DeMo and now virtually shattered by the GST glitches. But I cannot accept this Rahul as any alternative. What right he has to talk on economy ? He and his family ruined the country. Having an alternative is always good for the democracy in the country. But NOT this chap. Unless Congress think of some worthy person as leader, there is no hope.
            1. Clement Buck
              Oct 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm
              vasu is the most intelligent and eligible person to lead the country. come on my vote is for vasu
            2. A
              Ajay G
              Oct 27, 2017 at 5:32 am
              Reality is put forward in simplest words. Who wins elections is just another story.
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