New Delhi, Feb 10: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of running the country by looking in just rear-view mirror which has led to mistakes like Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation. Also Read - Give Concrete Solutions, Not Plain Speeches: Congress Slams PM Modi Over His Address to Nation
He was speaking during an election rally in Ballari district of poll-bound Karnataka state. Gandhi alleges that in his one-hour long speech in Parliament this week, Modi did not speak about the significant issues related to agrarian problems, unemployment, tribal people and Dalits. Also Read - Anticipating Backlash, BJP Turns Off 'Dislike' Button on YouTube Channel Amid PM Modi's Address to The Nation
Earlier in the Parliament, Modi on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the Congress and its first family. In back-to-back speeches, he underlined that the “New India” initiatives of his government were qualitatively different from the ones of “Old India” championed by the Congress. Also Read - Government Working to Ensure Every Citizen Gets COVID-19 Vaccine: PM Modi in Address to Nation
This is the first assembly elections after Gandhi scion takes over the party. Rahul Gandhi kicked off the party’s poll campaign from Bellary, the Lok Sabha constituency from where his mother and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi had defeated BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in 1999 general elections. Assembly elections are set up to take place in Karnataka in April-May this year.
Thousands of party cadres and people from different parts of the state attended the rally.
Over the past few days, the Congress has been attacking the BJP for not revealing the price of the fighter aircraft in the Parliament.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Parliament last week that the details of the deal for the Rafale fighter jets cannot be disclosed as it was “classified information”.