Mehangai Par Halla Bol rally: Hitting out at the Prime Minister, the Congress MP said that “only two businessmen” are getting benefits from the government.
Hate is on the rise ever since the BJP government came to power in the country, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said from the stage at the Congress’s mega rally against the ongoing price hike at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan today. He said that people are afraid – about their future, inflation and unemployment – and this is turning them towards hatred. “BJP and RSS are dividing the country,” he said.
Bharat Jodo Yatra
A huge crowd was witnessed amidst tight security at the ‘Mehngai Par Halla Bol Rally’ organized by the grand old party. Before Mr Gandhi stepped in, several senior party leaders addressed the audience and launched unrelenting attacks against the PM and the ruling BJP.
Hitting out at the Prime Minister, the Congress MP said that “only two businessmen” are getting benefits from the government. Referring to PM Modi’s alleged friendship with two top industrialists, he said, “Whether airports, seaports, roads…everything is being taken over by these two people.”
Accusing the Modi government of being unable to provide employment and benefitting only two big industrialists, he said, “Prime Minister’s ideology says that we should give benefit to two people. Our ideology says that progress of the country benefits all should be.” “Working 24 hours for the Prime Minister”. He alleged that the Prime Minister is also working 24 hours for these two industrialists.
“Ever since the BJP government came to the Centre, hatred and anger are increasing in the country. There is pressure on the media, institutions like the judiciary, the Election Commission and the government is attacking them all,” Gandhi said. At the rally ‘Mehngai Par Halla Bol’.
working for the Prime Minister 24 hours: Rahul Gandhi
He further claimed that the country has never seen such an increase in prices. “The common people are in a lot of trouble. The opposition is not allowed to raise these issues in Parliament, be it tensions with China, inflation or unemployment,” he said.
He said, ‘Narendra Modi is taking the country back, spreading hatred. Pakistan and China are benefiting from this. PM Modi has weakened India in the last eight years.
The rally sets the stage for Rahul Gandhi to hit the road, starting the party’s 3,500-km ‘Bharat Jodi Yatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir from September 7, where the former party president highlights issues of rice and unemployment. Doing it across the country and promote communal harmony.
The ‘Bharat Jodi Yatra’ is being touted as the biggest public relations program of the Congress party so far, where party leaders will reach out to the common people at the grassroots level.
BJP and RSS are dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi
“With this visit, we want to meet the common people and tell them about the lies spread by the government… misuse of central agencies. ED questioned me for 55 hours. I don’t care, even if I be questioned. For 100 years. We have to stand against all this. This country does not belong to two people, but also of farmers, laborers and unemployed youth,” Rahul Gandhi said today.
To mobilize party workers for their ambitious programme, Congress leaders earlier this week held press conferences in 22 cities across the country and gave “Delhi Chalo” for the rally.
Rahul Gandhi had said in a Facebook post in Hindi that the biggest problem facing the country today is unemployment, inflation and growing hatred.
The Congress accused the Center of being “insensitive” to the pain of the common people due to rising prices and said it would continue to fight for their cause on the streets as the main opposition.
Speaking to the media ahead of the rally on Saturday, General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal hit out at the BJP-led Center for its “wrong policies” and alleged that it was busy “buying out MLAs” and toppling opposition governments. Is.
Venugopal, along with Congress general secretaries Jairam Ramesh and Ajay Maken, said, “This government is completely insensitive. You can compare the prices from 2014 to 2022 to see how the prices of essential commodities have gone up.”
Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh said the Center was “misusing the CBI and the ED” to “silence the opposition”, but the party would continue to raise its voice against rising inflation and imposition of GST on essential food items.