New Delhi: Addressing the gathering at Ramlila Maidan on Monday, where the Opposition was protesting against the rising fuel prices, Congress President Rahul Gandhi seemed for once to agree with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, “PM Modi said that he will do in four years, what did not happen in 70 years. And it is true, what has not happened in 70 years, he did in four years;” in an obvious jibe at the Centre for the rising fuel prices and the ever-weakening currency. (Catch LIVE Updates on Bharat Bandh Here) Also Read - Congress Decides to Postpone Party President Election Due to Pandemic
He added, “Fuel prices are rising, incidents of crime against women are on a rise and farmers are distressed, but not a word from PM Modi.” Taking PM Modi on one of his poll promises, Gandhi said, “When Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he spoke about jobs for youth, protection for the farmers and women of the country. It has been four years and the country can now see what he has failed to do.” He mentioned how the price of an LPG cylinder has risen from Rs 400 to Rs 800. Gandhi also accused the PM of being silent on all the issues important to the youth. Also Read - Would Not Have Come to This Had Govt Done Its Job: Rahul Gandhi on Foreign Aid For India
Exhorting the Opposition to stand together against the BJP, Gandhi said, “Aaj poora vipaksh yahan ek saath baitha hai. Hum sab mil kar ek saath, BJP ko hatane ka kaam karenge (The entire Opposition is sitting here. We will get together to remove the BJP from power.”
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, former prime minister Manmohan Singh shared similar sentiments when he said the time for the Modi government to be shown the door would come soon. He said the current government had taken certain decisions that had failed to do anything for the people.