Rahul Gandhi to Narendra Modi: First heal BJP states


KALABURAGI: Affirming that Karnataka was much better than the BJP governed the states in terms of law and order and governance, the president of AICC, Rahul Gandhi, advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to deliver a “speech” on these issues to the people from Karnataka.

Addressing a large gathering of congressional workers in Jewargi near here on Monday as part of his ‘Janashirvad Yatre’, Gandhi said: “The violence is rampant in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where the BJP is in the The BJP is creating enmity between the communities and unleashing violence among them The Dalits, minorities and other backward communities are the most affected by the violence, Mr. Modi, please go and see the states governed by the BJP instead of offering a speech to the people of Karnataka. ”

The president of Congress also flayed Mr. Modi for neglecting the interests of the farmers, while deviating from the road to promote the interests of selected corporate bodies. “Once I went to Modi’s office and asked him to give up agricultural loans (borrowed from nationalized and scheduled banks).” Mr. Modi said nothing, after a few days, I raised the same problem with the prime minister. Siddaramaiah: He made the decision to forego agricultural loans of around Rs 8,000 crore (on loan from cooperative societies) in ten hours, “Gandhi said.

He praised the contributions of the Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and the late CM CM Dharam Singh in the enactment of Article 371 (J) which grants special status to Hyderabad-Karnataka.

“The NDA government led by BJP had flatly rejected the demand for Article 371 (J), after the UPA led by Congress took office in the Center, we achieved it,” he said. He added that the H-K region obtained more than 5,000 medical and engineering posts each year, 20,000 additional jobs and 4,000 million additional rupees of funds in the last three years thanks to Article 371 (J).