Rahul Gandhi in Amethi: If Modi can’t help farmers, he should say it

This was Rahul Gandhi’s first visit here since the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh six months ago in which the Congress lost in all the seats of Amethi.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Amethi | Updated: October 5, 2017 7:17 am
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who was in his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi on Wednesday, targeted the Prime Minister on GST and said Narendra Modi should hand over power to the Congress if the NDA government fails to provide employment to youths and redress the problems of farmers.

The Congress will execute the tasks within six months, he said.

This was Rahul’s first visit here since the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh six months ago in which the Congress lost in all the seats of Amethi.

Rahul said the Centre should work on two major issues — welfare of farmers and employment of youths. “Agar yeh nahin kar sakte hain…. Agar Modiji nahin kar sakte hain toh phir keh dein ki main nahin kar sakta hoon aur ab Congress party aa jaye woh mera kaam kar de. Aur hum woh kaam 6 mahine ke andar karke dikha denge (If Modi can’t do it then he should say it that he can’t do it and now the Congress should come and do my work. We will do it in six months),” Rahul told a chaupal at a ground near the Lucknow-Varanasi national highway.

Talking about “Made in China” products, he said the country would not move ahead until there was a Made in India, Made in Amethi and Made in Uttar Pradesh. “Modiji should stop wasting the time of the country and he should start giving employment to youths,” he said.

He said that around 30,000 youths search for jobs every day in India but only 450 get them. “This is the Make in India of the Modi government,” Rahul said, adding that he compared the data with China and it says that nearly 50,000 new youths get jobs daily in China.

“The entire nation knows that this person (Modi) had said that 2 crore youths will get jobs every year, but this man is not capable of doing that…. Resentment is growing across the country,” Rahul said.

Advising Modi to review GST according to its objective, Rahul said the GST was a programme of the Congress and it had said that there should be a single tax and it should not exceed 18 per cent. The Centre should think about reducing and simplifying it. The government should also speak to small and middle-class traders and resolve their problems. It was a suggestion from him as a leader from the Opposition, Rahul said.

“Inhone GST ko samjha nahin aur galat GST lagu kar diya (they did not understand what GST is and implemented it wrong),” he said. “They created five different taxes with maximum tax of 28 per cent. A separate law was enacted in every state,” he said.

Rahul said the Congress government gave four national highways, a food park and several other infrastructure projects to Amethi, but the BJP has hurt the people here, he added.

Rahul said he could show people a video of the BJP national president Amit Shah in which he has said that the promise of Rs 15 lakh (into bank accounts of people) was a “chunavi jumla”.

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  1. D
    Oct 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
    Delhi Police under central govt is vacating SHO chair to a fraud called Radhe Ma and busy greeting her than looking after law and order in Delhi. This is the priority of this govt. Make everything a religious and emotional issue, abuse your opponents without any reasoning and campaign for elections throught the year instead of putting your head down and doing serious governance. Look at how a failed CM of UP like Yogi is being called to Kerala to stoke religious sentiments.
    1. Saju Parambil
      Oct 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm
      All the Bjp paid writers are very active, write again, but people are watching in daily life what is going on here. They will take right decision at right time. Because paid writers are not seeing high fuel prices or any economics. They are just rented.
      1. W
        Oct 5, 2017 at 1:59 pm
        why mowdi is giving away crores upon billions upon millions, to his DARLINGS, IE, to SLOW bullet train GONE TWO LAKH SIXTY THOUSAND CRORES, to villagers thieves stealing free electricity electricity GONE EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND CRORES YEARLY THEFT, to village dalit farmers etc , forgiving their loans GONE ONE LAKH TWENTY FIVE LAKH CRORES ANNUALY, to foreigners goras chinese via DEFENSE ARMS Wwhich keep crashing or drowning GONE SEVERAL BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ANNUALLY. MOWDI IS GRABBING MONEY FROM INDIAN PUBLIC, IN ORDER TO PAY ABOVE G IOSE SCHEMES, WHICH IS MOSTLY FAKE OR USELESS,EXCEPT MAYBE A FEW ARMS.
        1. P
          Oct 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm
          Governments don't create jobs businesses do
          1. D
            Oct 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm
            where is ambani and adani hiding? despite getting so much leeway from the govt, they failed to create any job. they only filled their coffers through jio and adani mining favouritism by govt.
          2. G
            Oct 5, 2017 at 12:21 pm
            Rahul is gaining ground. Every time he speaks BJP sweats. There is no alternative to Congress in the country. Every time public gives chance to other parties, they make mess-up. Janta party 1977, VP Singh etc. now under the Bluff master Modi, India has reached to nadir with heightened communal environment and sluggish economy topped by bunch of jokers ruling the country. God save my India
            1. A
              Arup Chakraborty
              Oct 5, 2017 at 1:05 pm
              Yes, it is happening. The people have at at least realised the difference between the Congress and the BJP. Mere using high-sounding words and financial jargons, like Harvard and Hard work, does not serve the purpose. The UPA was creating 9.5 lakh jobs each year till 2012.
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