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Those Opposing Modi, RSS Targeted With False Allegations: Rahul Gandhi

Says around 40 per cent of the country is facing a drought like situation and '50 farmers were committing suicide everyday', but the Prime Minister 'has nothing to say over the issue'

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Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Rahul Gandhi on Friday (06 May) said only two people's writ runs in the country and those who stand against them are targeted with "false allegations".

He said around 40 per cent of the country is facing a drought like situation and "50 farmers were committing suicide everyday", but the Prime Minister "has nothing to say over the issue".

Addressing the party's 'Save Democracy' rally in New Delhi, the Congress Vice President also hit out at the Modi government over imposition of President's Rule in Uttarkhand saying it was dislodging elected governments.

"Only two people's writ runs in the country. That is Mohan Bhagwat ji and Narendra Modi ji. And those who stand against them, speak against them face false allegations.

"Modiji promised 'achche din' and today the country is reeling under drought. 40 per cent of the country is reeling under drought. Everyday, 50 farmers are committing suicide.

Latur, Vidarbha, Bundelkhand are burning. And Modiji has nothing to say about it," Rahul said.

Along with Rahul, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also addressed the rally before the party leaders courted arrest at the Parliament Street police station when they were stopped from trying to march to Parliament. They were released after a short while.

"They dislodged elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. They broke law and they keep on breaking it.

"This is a democratic country. It belongs to everyone and not to a single person. And we will fight for democracy, for the poor, farmers, labourers, youth and women," Rahul said.

Attacking the 'Make in India' programme, the Congress leader said that Modi promised to give jobs to over two crore youths every year, but the pet initiative of the Prime Minister has been able to give jobs to only 1.3 lakh people.

"Modiji had said he would give employment to the youth.

We saw the Make in India programme on television and internet.

It was widely discussed and there was a mega show in Mumbai.

"How many people got employment last year? Modiji said he will give employment to two crore youth every year. Only 1.3 lakh people got employment in India last year, which means, the Make in India has given jobs to only 350 youth every day," Rahul said.

He also attacked the BJP over the law in some states that prohibits those who have not passed Class X exams from contesting local bodies polls and said, by this action, doors of democracy are being closed for dalits and women.

"In different areas of the country they say if anyone is not a Class X pass they he cannot contest panchayati elections. What is the outcome? Lakhs of Dalits and women are not getting a chance to contest polls. Doors of democracy are being closed on them. But Modiji does not want to speak a single word," Rahul said.

(PTI)