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Haryana Polls: PM Modi Has No Understanding Of Economics, Says Rahul Gandhi In Mahendergarh

Rahul Gandhi Also Slammed The Media, Saying It Was Scared And Not Showing The Truth.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 18 Oct 2019, 06:40:50 PM
Rahul Gandhi said that the prime minister keeps diverting the attention of the people from real issues facing the country.

New Delhi:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the poor state of the economy and alleged that he has no understanding of it. The former Congress president also said that the world is mocking India due to his government's divisive politics that pitted people against each other.

"The world is mocking India. The country which used to show the way to the world, used to live with love, used to progress fast...Today one caste is fighting the other, one religion is fighting the other and the country's pride, its economy, Narendra Modi has destroyed it," Gandhi said while addressing a rally in poll-bound Haryana.

Gandhi said that he met several renowned economists from the US after 2014 and they all were of the opinion that the reason behind the fast-paced growth of India's economy from 2004-2014 was MGNREGA and farm loan waiver.

"The world is mocking India. The country which used to show the way to the world, used to live with love, used to progress fast...Today one caste is fighting the other, one religion is fighting the other and the country's pride, it's economy, Narendra Modi has destroyed it," Gandhi said.

Gandhi said that the prime minister keeps diverting the attention of the people from real issues facing the country. Demonetisation and 'Gabbar Singh Tax' (GST) have destroyed small and medium enterprises, he said.

He also slammed the media, saying it was scared and not showing the truth. "Media persons say 'we know the truth but we can't show it because we will lose our jobs'," he said.

Earlier, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi was supposed to address the rally but it was cancelled just hours before it was to take place. Congress didn’t give a reason for the change in plans, and soon deleted the tweet in which the news of Sonia Gandhi skipping the rally was initially announced.

"Shri @RahulGandhi ji will be addressing a public meeting at Mahendragarh today, at 2 PM. @INCIndia President Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji will not be able to attend the meeting due to unavoidable reasons (sic)," the tweet had said.

This was to be her first public meeting after taking over as interim president in August.

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First Published : 18 Oct 2019, 05:47:05 PM

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