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China outcompeting us, while your master gives empty slogans: Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi

"Dear Modi bhakts, out of 9,860 crores for the Smart Cities only 7% has been used. China is out competing us, while your master (Narendra Modi) gives us empty slogans," the Congress President tweeted.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 31, 2017 8:34 pm
Rahul Gandhi on Smart City Project The lack of employment was one of Rahul Gandhi’s main focus while attacking the Gujarat government during the assembly elections. (File Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on BJP on Sunday for making empty promises and punched holes in its ambitious Smart City project. Citing a report, Rahul took to Twitter saying the government utilised only 7 per cent of Rs 9,860 crore allotted for the Smart City project. He even posted a video of China’s Shenzhen, a city that has transformed from a fishing community to a financial megacity, to highlight the lack of jobs plaguing the country.

“Dear Modi bhakts, out of 9,860 crores for the Smart Cities only 7% has been used. China is out competing us, while your master (Narendra Modi) gives us empty slogans. Please watch this video and advise him to focus on what matters – job creation for India,” the Congress chief tweeted with #BJPEmptyPromises.

Rahul’s tweet comes after an Urban Affairs Ministry report said out of Rs 9,860 crore released to 60 cities under the Smart City Mission, Rs 645 crore have been utilised so far. Of the Rs 196 crore released to each of around 40 cities, Ahmedabad has spent the maximum amount of Rs 80.15 crore, followed by Indore (Rs 70.69 crore), Surat (Rs 43.41 crore) and Bhopal Rs 42.86 crore, the report said.

The Smart City Project is one of Modi’s pet schemes and once completed, these cities will have world-class infrastructure, public transport, healthcare services, education system and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The lack of employment was one of the Congress’s main focus while attacking the Gujarat government during the assembly elections. Gandhi had flagged how the privatisation of education had raised fees but the youths were finding it difficult to get employed.

However, this is not the first time when the Gandhi scion has compared the employment situation in China to that of India while attacking the Modi government. During an election campaign in Gujarat, Gandhi had said, “Each time you push a button on your phone, a young person in China gets a job. While China’s government creates 50,000 jobs, India delivers just 450 every 24 hours.”

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  1. Srinivas Devadiga
    Jan 1, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    2 years took just cleaning and correcting your mistakes, still what India achieved that is great under NDA rule. People will regret giving you chance to rule the nation for 60years. That big mistake by Indian voters.
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    1. Vikramaditya King
      Jan 1, 2018 at 9:40 am
      And his party was putting sticks in the spokes of the country's wheels of progress by blocking discussions in the parliament often.
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      1. SR N
        Jan 1, 2018 at 5:38 am
        Though Mr Modi would have promised and yet to be implemented Rahul has to make statement on the mis deed committed during UPA regime given huge heavy amounts to many companies and the samsung runs to many lakh corre and the companies are still defaulters and the NPA has been adversely affected and many Scams in Coal 2G SpectrumCWzG and many other affecting the economic of the country Let him not think that UPA has escaped from 2G Scam on account of lower court verdict CAG report is not an ordinary report and he must aware CAG report is approved by The President ofIndia and is an authenticated one Rahul also must be aware in most of such cases the verdict of lower court have been reversed and the culprits punished First as a responsible President of the National Party instead of making such casual statements against the existing government. Rahul must give concrete suggestions and help the people to uplift from poverty which was neglected by UPA government
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        1. Hoshi Marolia
          Jan 1, 2018 at 5:31 am
          It's always the case that whenever this nehru-gandhi chap opens mouth, either he creats cotroversies or himself becomes a matter of jokes. The best way for him is either to speak less, with proper home work, or should keep mum act posetively instead,to save his party the nation!May God give the wisdom to all such politicians in this new year!
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          1. Birendra Kashyap
            Jan 1, 2018 at 4:30 am
            smart cities my foot,make peoples smart by providing jobs so that they can look after themselves,but feku chaddi bhakts are busy making our cities smart by throwing cows on street,increasing population by breading like rats,
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            1. Prakash Kumar
              Jan 1, 2018 at 7:39 am
              make people smart???? govt has to do it. Private companies need to create jobs not government. Government cannot employ 1.2 billion. What did rahul vinci and sonia create in last 50 years other than poverty and dividing people by caste???
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              1. Prakash Kumar
                Jan 1, 2018 at 7:40 am
                make people smart???? govt has to do it. Private companies need to create jobs not government. Government cannot employ 1.2 billion. What did rahul vinci and sonia create in last 50 years other than poverty and dividing people by caste???
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