Kozhikode | Lambasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for undertaking many foreign trips during his one year rule at the Centre, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said the top executive of the nation failed to visit the hut of a common man in the country.
Inaugurating a mammoth rally organized by the Youth Congress in Kerala at Kozhikode beach he said Mr Modi visited many foreign countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Nepal, Australia, Mongolia but failed to go to a common man house during the period.
During electioneering he offered jobs to youth but so far failed to provide a single job to any one in the country,
Farmers were facing hardships due to un seasonal rains and hailstorms but the government, which promised minimum support prices to them failed to protect them, he said whereas the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government had written off Rs 70,000 crore liability of farming community.
They are bringing a new land bill ”to take away land from the farming community” just to appease corporate houses and his ”friends” who helped him to come to power at the Centre.
Congratulating the ‘suit-boot’ government on its one year in office, he said the Modi government told farmers and labourers to give their land promising job but no body got job.
He said the government was bend upon snatching the land of the marginal farmers for the benefit big corporate houses at very low rate.
Mr Gandhi said he had promised in Parliament not to use ‘suit-boot’ sarkar but breaking that promise at the public platform here as many people in the country side told him that this was the apt words to describe the government.
The government is also attempting to snatch fishing rights of the traditional fishermen by introducing passports for the purpose for the sake of big wigs.
Congress Working Committee member A K Antony, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, former Union Minister Vayalar Ravi, KPCC Chief V M Sudheeran, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, Youth Congress all India President Amrinder Singh Brar, AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik, among others, spoke.
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