Ease of doing corruption under BJP rule: Sachin Pilot

“The issue on which the BJP government is patting its back is it has improved ease-of-doing business. But, I believe the BJP rule has in fact made ease-of-doing corruption, said Sachin Pilot.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: November 16, 2017 6:37 am
Sachin Pilot, Sachin Pilot on demonetisation, Congress, pilot protest against demonetisation, demonetisation effects, Pilot criticises demonetisation, Jaipur, Jan Akrosh march, demonetisation, indian express news Sachin Pilot’s jibe at the BJP comes after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi persistently attacked the ruling party over business dealings of BJP national president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah.

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday alleged that the BJP has created “ease of doing corruption in Gujarat” during its 22-year rule in the state. He also said the Congress cannot be blamed for indulging in caste-based politics and has been only giving platform to leaders of several “unsatisfied” communities agitating over various issues despite a long reign of the BJP.

“The issue on which the BJP government is patting its back is it has improved ease-of-doing business. But, I believe the BJP rule has in fact made ease-of-doing corruption. It has promoted contracts and business interests of a select few of its choice while it ruled at village, block, taluka, district and state levels over the last two decades,” said Pilot, president of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, while addressing a press conference in Rajkot.

His jibe at the BJP comes after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi persistently attacked the ruling party over business dealings of BJP national president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah. A report by The Wire had claimed the turnover of Jay Shah’s firm increased 16,000 times over in the year following the BJP’s election to power at the Centre in 2014.

Pilot also refuted BJP’s charge that the Congress was instigating the Patidars to agitate for OBC quota. “Gujarat is lagging on every parameter — be it unemployment, issues of farmers, economical slow down and worries of the middle class, but it is being presented as if Gujarat model is the best model. Despite that, the BJP accuses the Congress of doing caste-based politics. This party has been ruling Gujarat for the last two decades.

If different communities are unsatisfied about their demands and are agitating and if the government tries to crush them by using police, beats up people, injures them, how the Congress is responsible for that? Our party is merely giving a platform of their leaders and making an honest effort as to how their demands, aspirations can be fulfilled in a legal framework,” he said.

Apparently referring to controversial videos targeting Patidar stir leader Hardik Patel, Pilot said politics of character assassination to which the BJP has resorted to was not a healthy tradition.

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  1. Chandu Shah
    Nov 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    It looks like your father in law is giving you an anti national advice
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      Valentin C
      Nov 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm
      Ironical ! A case of devil quoting scriptures.
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        Atul Sharma
        Nov 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm
        Agreed. What about Congress?? Stop speaking rubbish.
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          CBA
          Nov 17, 2017 at 6:48 am
          This is another hypocrat jumping with Pappu. What he says is worthless and nonsense.
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            Socrates
            Nov 17, 2017 at 4:56 am
            Some people seem to have magically accessed some top-private files on the entire modus oper_andi and stealth recordings of some top-secret discussions on DeMo (with Adani, Ambani as they claim) to declare DeMo as the 'biggest loot'. Well, everyone can understand the anger and frustration these looters, cheats, corrupt and free-loaders are having. By the way, how much cash did tehy collectively part with? Did they deposit it a bank or had to dump it in the streets or gutter? If they tried to convert black into white by bank deposit, wait for the ED or IT department come after you. What makes you think they will not? DeMo may not have been perfect (no reform is ever perfect, so why expect DeMo could have been), but just do not go around with unsubstantiated propaganda and hollow conspiracy theories that fall flat by any stretch of imagination..
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