Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi said his party would revive the economic growth within six months if elected to power in a scathing attack against the Centre. Gandhi, who is in his home constituency Amethi, blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘anti-people’ policies that have led to the slowdown of GDP. He blamed demonetisation as the main factor behind the ‘fall of rural economy’.
He said that the adverse impact of note ban is still being felt by the farmers, traders, and small-scale businessman. “In addition, the hasty roll-out of GST (Goods and Services Tax) has further escalated the woes of common man,” he added.
He accused Modi government of ‘fooling the farmers across the nation’. The Congress would continue to build pressure on the government for granting farmers the right price for their produce. He also slammed government for the lack of jobs created in the past three years.
“The youth is unemployed. A large section of them is turning frustrated day after day. Modi ji gives fancy names like ‘Make in India’, ‘Stand up India’, etc, but if jobs cannot be created, then he should accept his failure,” he said. Congress is “ready with solutions” to fix the agrarian and employment woes, “if Modi ji cannot solve these issues, then he should step down and allow us to take over,” he said.