Jaipur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused Modi of creating class conflict in the country by dividing the rich and the poor. He said Modi’s NDA government has a class of the rich who are the privileged class and are allowed to loot the nationalised banks.
The second class are of the poor, unemployed and farmers, who do not get the same treatment and they would remain the unprivileged lot. He said the Modi government cares for the rich and with a view to benefit Anil Ambani. He said Modi is the ‘Chowkidar’ of the rich and the poor have nothing with them that require ‘Chowkidar’ or protection.
Addressing the election rally in Suratgarh, Bundi and in Jaipur, Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress-led government during its rule started the MNREGA and the idea was to provide employment to the poor. This became the world’s biggest scheme for the unemployed. But the Modi government systematically destroyed the welfare scheme.
He said the poor and their welfare would get the highest priority of the Congress and it would roll out a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poorest twenty per cent,if the people voted the Congress to power. Poverty eradication is going to be our prime programme and if voted to power, the Congress would ensure that there should not be a single poor in the country,” said Rahul Gandhi at Surathgarh.
Modi has allowed the rich to loot the nationalised banks to the tune of Rs threee lakh crore. Congress will give the money to the poor and the Modi government during its rule made the poor poorer, while it helped those who had black money earn more, he said.
Alleging that Modi had helped those who had black money, the Congress president said those lifted from poverty by the UPA government had again been made poor in the last five years. He claimed that during the UPA government’s rule 14 crore persons were benefited through various schemes which were almost abolished by the NDA government.