PM Modi Insulted People, Says Congress President Rahul Gandhi

| October 15 , 2018 , 19:17 IST

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that PM Modi had insulted people of the country.

Gandhi said, "Yet, PM Modi in his August 15th speech says that there was no progress until he arrived. This is an insult to the people who have contributed their sweat and blood for this nation."

On August 15, Modi had criticized the Congress and had said that India was earlier a sleeping elephant, which had woken up and started running.

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Further, commenting on the rising petrol and diesel prices across the country, Gandhi said, "During the UPA government, the global crude oil price was $140/barrel. Now the price has decreased to $70/barrel. Then why is the price of fuel increasing in India? Who benefited from this?" 

Gandhi called PM Modi led government at the Centre a government of the country's top 15 businessmen.

"BJP can waive off loans worth Rs 3,50,000 crore for 15-20 industrialists. But when it comes to farmers, PM Modi says there is no money. UPA govt waived off Rs 70,000 crore farm loans," he added.

The Congress leader reached Gwalior by a special plane and then went to the Pitambara Peeth temple in Datia, accompanied by party leaders Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Concluding the speech Gandhi also said, "I promised to waive off loans in Karnataka within 10 days of forming the govt. And we did it. We will do the same in Madhya Pradesh."