Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP does not have money for the poor people while addressing a Congress-JDS joint election rally in Bengaluru on March 31.
“BJP doesn’t have money for the government schools and colleges, health, and hospitals, but 15-20 rich people go for loans and get,” the Congress president said.
“In the last five years, the BJP hasn’t done anything for poor, farmers, small businessmen. All the work the BJP has done is for its richest friends. Chowkidar has given Rafale contract to Anil Ambani,” he added.
Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul said: “He put Rs 30,000 crore in Ambani’s pocket. At midnight, he removed the CBI director. In the last five years, 15 rich people’s loans have been waived off but the BJP says it is not its policy to waive off farmers’ loans.”
Gandhi said, “We have waived off loans in Karnataka. Where did that money come from? In Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab we waived off loans. Where did they get money from? There is no shortage of money,” he said.
“Within six months of forming the government, we will implement a new scheme. If Prime Minister Modi can give money to the rich, we will give money to the poor and farmers as well,” he said.
Talking about his NYAY scheme, Gandhi said: “The Modi government had promised to give Rs 15 lakh, but that was a lie. Our NYAY scheme is a surgical strike against poverty, under which 20 per cent of the poorest families of the country will be entitled up to Rs 72, 000 per years.
Earlier on March 31, Rahul Gandhi took to announce that there were 22 lakh government job vacancies in the country and the Congress will fill these vacancies by March 31, 2020, if voted to power.
“Devolution of funds from the Center to each State Govt for healthcare, education etc. will be linked to these vacant positions being filled,” he said.
Today, there are 22 Lakh job vacancies in Government.
We will have these vacancies filled by 31st March, 2020.
Devolution of funds from the Center to each State Govt for healthcare, education etc. will be linked to these vacant positions being filled.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 31, 2019
Rahul Gandhi will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Kerala’s Wayanad as well as from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The Wayanad constituency is considered Congress party’s bastion and seen as an easy-to-win seat for the Congress chief. In 2009 and 2014, the seat was won by Congress leader M.I. Shanawaz. But it has been lying vacant since his death in 2018.