During a public address in Dwarka in Gujarat, Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, on Monday slammed the BJP and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attacked the economy by imposing the GST and the demonetisation on the country.
The Congress scion said that the youth of the nation is willing to work but the BJP-led government is unable to create jobs.
“Narendra Modi ji has attacked India’s economy without consulting anyone…If that (demonetisation) was not enough, small businesses and retailers were hit by the GST,” he said. He said the Modi-led government has been neglecting the poor and working only for the rich. “Hindustan mein jo kamzor, ghareeb hai…uske liye inke dil mein jagah nahi hai. Lekin ameer ke liye ye sab darwaaze khol dete hain (They are not concerned about the poor and the weak in the country, but the rich get good treatment),” he added.
Gandhi began his three-day campaign in Gujarat by offering prayers at the Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka.
The state will likely conduct the assembly elections by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.