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Rahul slams Modi govt, accuses it of crony capitalism

Rahul Gandhi

Amethi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today made a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government, accusing it of working only for the sake of capitalists.

The Congress, he said, could alone protect the interests of the country for which the party needs to be strengthened.

“Narendra Modi government is working only for the sake of capitalists,” the Congress Vice President said while interacting with people in Pure Ladai village during a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, which began today.

Referring to the Centre’s Land Acquisition Bill, he alleged that the NDA government wanted to grab the land of the farmers through this legislation “but Congress went hammer and tongs against the measure and opposed it”.

At the same time, he said his party could not meet the aspirations of the people to the desired extent as it was not in power at the Centre or Uttar Pradesh.

This was Rahul’s first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after the Monsoon session of Parliament which saw Congress creating a storm over issues like Vyapam, Lalitgate and Land Acquisition Bill.

Rahul, who landed at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport at Lucknow this morning, headed straight to his constituency where he is scheduled to hold interactions with the people to apprise them of Centre’s “anti-people” policies.

During his brief stopovers on way to Amethi, he sought to drive home the point that Congress alone could protect the interest of the nation.

“It is your duty to strengthen Congress. The future of the country lies in the hands of Congress,” was his refrain at his roadside meetings with locals.

Rahul also went to Dakhin village and interacted with locals.

Rahul’s visit is being interpreted as a move to puncture BJP’s plans to send it leaders to all the 44 Lok Sabha constituencies held by Congress and blame the party for the washout of the Monsoon session of Parliament.

The Monsoon session witnessed acrimony and disruptions as a result of which legislations, including the crucial GST bill, could not be passed.

During the entire four weeks of the session which began on July 21, the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam of Madhya Pradesh dominated the House.

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