Bihar rally: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at Modi Government and Nitish Kumar’s mishandling of coronavirus and unemployment
Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi during his Bihar rally on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for their mishandling of the pandemic onslaught, economic recession and joblessness. He said that during the coronavirus lockdown, both the centre and state government did not come to the aid of labourers, migrant workers and people of Bihar, who suffered the most, but now they were demand votes to regain power. Migrant labourer had been the worst receivers of the lockdown blow, as many travelled miles on foot to reach back to their places and did not receive any help from the government. Many even lost their lives on the treacherous journey.
He highlighted how amid the ongoing chaos and mayhem Modi government added to the disrupting by introducing biased labour laws and farm bills. He accused Modi government of taking advantage of the timing, when people were most vulnerable and economy most devastated, he brought in new laws giving India a glimpse of his dictatorial abilities.
The Congress leader said, “If the prime minister of India had any place for farmers and laborers in his heart, he would have died but not done what he did during the lockdown. Entire Bihar knows this.” He added that the PM, through the three recently passed agricultural laws, has “cleared the way for new middlemen”.
“Not the smaller ones but the bigger ones — Ambani and Adani. In 2006, mandis were destroyed here and it is being done now across the country,” Gandhi said. He also stressed on the issue of rising vegetable prices and alleged that new agricultural laws were the key reason why edible items were being sold at inflated rates.
He even called out Nitish Kumar for his false job claims. He slammed Kumar for his series of false promises including bringing ‘change’ in Bihar. Gandhi said, “When youths today ask Kumar during his public meetings about the jobs he had promised, he threatens them, chases them away and gets them thrashed.”
During his Wednesday rally, Gandhi said, “Truth is truth, justice is justice. I am fighting a war of ideology against this man. We are fighting against their thoughts. We will defeat their thoughts,” he said. Without mentioning any particular incident, Gandhi said, “Narendra Modi says unpleasant things about me in his meetings. However, much hatred they try to spread, I always try to spread love. Hatred cannot defeat hatred, only love can. I won’t budge an inch until I defeat Narendra Modi.”
The Congress leader challenged Modi’s might and told his audience in the rally that he was not scared of “MVM or Modi ji’s media”. He called the electronic voting machine as ‘Modi Voting Machine’ (MVM) and said, “Whether it’s MVM or Modi ji ka Media (Modi ji’s media), I am not scared of them”.