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'Modi may even sell the Taj Mahal'; Rahul Gandhi lashes out at BJP

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NEW DELHI: Lashing out at the BJP-led Central government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP is spreading hatred in the society. Gandhi made the statement during his speech at a rally in New Delhi. He also added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were not interested in providing jobs to youngsters, but were keen on making one Indian fight another for staying in power.

Addressing his first rally in the national capital in the run-up to the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls, he said the current environment in the country, the hatred, the violence and the attacks on women were harming India and people were not benefitting from it "Modi and the BJP may be benefitting from it, but Indians are not. If you want development and employment, you will have to erase hatred from the hearts of people," the former Congress president said.

He hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not addressing the economic slowdown and the issue of unemployment, but instead, encouraging violence. The aim of the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was to spread hatred in the society, something the Congress could never do, Gandhi said.

He also slammed Modi for not talking about the economy and unemployment in his poll speeches and said the prime minister did not have the guts to do it. Modi talked about Pakistan but not about providing jobs and improving the economy, the Congress leader said.

He hit out at Modi for promising two crore jobs annually, but not delivering on it and slammed the BJP-led government for demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "The finance minister is not ready to say how many youngsters got employment. She said I will not say it as Rahul Gandhi will ask me questions," the Congress MP said as he slammed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman''s budget speech in Parliament as "hollow".

He also targeted the Centre for slashing corporate tax and claimed that loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore were waived off 15 crony capitalists.


He accused the government of selling state enterprises such as Indian Oil, Air India, Hindustan Petroleum and the railways as well as the Red Fort. "He (Modi) may even sell the Taj Mahal," the former Congress chief said.

Alleging that Modi and Kejriwal could only think about power, he said, "They can announce anything in two minutes to stay in power."

Referring to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament, Gandhi said there was no mention of employment in it.

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