Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of creating two Indias; launches Gujarat's election campaigntext_fields
DAHOD: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the launch of his party's Gujarat Assembly elections campaign, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dividing the country into two- one for the rich and another for the poor. He also claimed that resources of the country were being given to a few wealthy people.
Launching the campaign at an 'adivasi satyagrah rally' in tribal Dahod district, Gandhi said he is confident that Congress will be able to come to power in the state.
"In 2014, Narendra Modi ji became the Prime Minister of India. Before that, he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. The work he started in Gujarat, he is doing in the country. It is called the Gujarat Model," Gandhi said.
"Today, two Indias are being created, one India of the rich, a few select people, billionaires and bureaucrats who have power and money. The second India is of the common people," he said.
He added the Congress party did not want two Indias
"In the BJP model, resources of people like water, forest and land which belong to tribals and other poor people, are being given to a few," he said.
Ghandi also said that the tribals of the state were deprived of their rights by the BJP-led government, according to a report by The New Indian Express.
"The BJP government will not give you anything, but take away everything from you. You (tribals) have to snatch your rights and then only you will get what is yours," he said.
"Tribal people through their hard work build roads, bridges, buildings and infrastructure in Gujarat. But what did you get in return? You got nothing. Neither good education nor health service," he said.
Prime Minister Modi's handling of the Covid 19 pandemic was also slammed by the Congress leader.
"During the pandemic, the prime minister told you to bang pots and pans (from balconies) and flash your mobile lights, when three lakh people died in Gujarat. Ganga River was filled up with dead bodies. Between 50 to 60 lakh people died in the country due to coronavirus," he said.