Congress President Rahul Gandhi has questioned the motives of the Narendra Modi Government while criticising it for encashing the Indian Army’s 2016 surgical strikes in Pakistan as ‘political assets’.
Speaking during a public speech in State Assembly poll-bound Rajasthan’s Udaipur city, Rahul Gandhi questioned Modi Government’s attempts to use the “surgical strikes” for political purposes.
He also blamed the Government for being unsuccessful in creating enough employment opportunities. The Government, he said, “is being unsuccessful in creating job opportunities for the youth.”
He also claimed that under Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance Government, the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) were just worth Rs 2 lakh crore, but it rose to Rs 12 lakh crore during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre.
He also blamed the Government of waiving off loans of a selective group of industrialists. e\\\
“The government waived loans of 15 to 20 industrialists. The banking system is concentrated only for them. NPA is not of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, traders, doctors.”
Referring to the surgical strikes on terror pads across the LoC on September 29, 2016, the Congress President told the public gathering, “Like, during the Narendra Modi government, the surgical strike was conducted thrice during Manmohan Singh government. Are you aware of it? Modi actually reached into the Army’s domain and shaped surgical strike into a political asset.”
He alleged that the surgical strike was made public as the BJP was fighting elections in Uttar Pradesh. On demonetisation and the GST implementations, Gandhi claimed that people have confusion about these.
Terming it as a scam, which opened doors for big companies, he said, demonetisation and the GST shattered the country’s economy and broke common man’s back.