After 'Caste Census', Rahul Gandhi Promises 'Financial Survey'

After 'Caste Census', Rahul Gandhi Promises 'Financial Survey'

Hitting at PM Modi while addressing a public meeting at Aurangabad during the second leg of his ongoing Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Rahul said earlier PM called himself OBC, but now he says there were only two castes — rich and poor.

Vinay MishraUpdated: Friday, February 16, 2024, 12:44 PM IST
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Former Congress President and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi announced on Thursday that if INDIA block comes to power in 2024, it will conduct a caste census and a financial survey to assess the ground reality.

Congress leader emphasised the importance of a caste survey. He described it as a 'social X-Ray', stating that approximately 73% of OBCs, SCs and STs in the country have little or no representation in large corporations, media outlets, or even in high courts.

Hitting at PM Modi while addressing a public meeting at Aurangabad during the second leg of his ongoing Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, Rahul said earlier PM called himself OBC, but now he says there were only two castes — rich and poor.

He accused the PM of failing to provide 2 crore jobs to the youths in the country every year.

The latest attack came even as some farmer unions are on a 'Delhi Chalo' march protesting to remind the government of the promises made to them, including legislation guaranteeing Minimum support price on their crops during their year-long stir more than two years ago.

"Modi ji, before 'new guarantees', calculate the 'old guarantees'," Rahul Gandhi posted in Hindi on X.

His post added, "Guarantee of 2 crore jobs every year--false. Guarantee of doubling a farmer's income - false. Guarantee to bring back black money--false. Guarantee to reduce inflation--false. Guarantee of Rs 15 lakh in every account--false. Guarantee of women's safety and dignity--false. Guarantee of making 100 smart cities--false. Guarantee to strengthen the rupee--false. Guaranteed to show China a red-eye - Lie. Guarantee that I will neither eat nor allow anyone to eat--false".

PM is running a business of fraud: Rahul

"The Prime Minister, who has been roaming around with a microscope of false dreams for the last 10 years, is running a business of fraud in the country," the Congress leader claimed.

"BJP government means guarantee of lies and injustice, Congress will do justice to the dreams of the country," he alleged.

The Congress leader is on a Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

The Nyay Yatra is passing through the state of Bihar days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was at the forefront of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, a coalition of opposition parties formed to take on the BJP, dumped the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) and joined hands again with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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