Vastavam web: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that the motive of demonetisation and lockdown was to destroy small farmers, businesses and labourers and took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in Balmiki Nagar, the Congress leader said that now the Prime Minister does not say in speeches that he will give jobs to two crore youth.
“We know how to run the country, stand with farmers and generate employment, but yes, we do lack one thing – we don’t know how to lie. We cannot compete with him (PM) at speaking lies… I want to see a day when people come to Patna in search of jobs,” he added. The former Congress chief accused the government of favouring big industrialists. “The motive of demonetisation and lockdown was the same. It was aimed at destroying small farmers, labourers, small businesses, traders and labourers,” he alleged. “You deposited your money in the bank after demonetisation. Using your money, Modi waived ₹3,50,000 crore loan of India’s biggest industrialists. In the lockdown, he did the same and waived their loans and give them a tax rebate,” he added.
“You have seen lakhs of Bihar labourers returned to the state during the lockdown. This is election time, you should not forget that. There was no bus and railways. Modi forced you to cover the journey on foot… On Dusshera, Modi’s effigies were burnt in Punjab. I feel pained. But farmers and youth have anger against him,” he added.