Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday renewed his ‘Suit Boot Ki Sarkar’ attack on NDA government and said that government has completely failed to deliver on its promises.
Addressing students at Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, the Gandhi scion said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to deliver on its promises.
“Idea of ‘Suit Boot Ki Sarkar’… essentially … if you look at the way the govt is oeprating. The PM has mentioned 2 crore jobs. It’s perfectly ok if are are focussing on promises and you succeed in producing jobs you had promised. India will grow if we concentrate on economic growth and transfer these benefits to poor.”
Gandhi said that government is giving contracts only to big business house and only they are getting benefited by it.
“They (NDA govt) are slashing expenditure on education, healthcare and there are no jobs. They are giving contracts only to big business houses and it is only those who are getting all the benefits of it,” added Rahul
Corruption in BJP ruled states
“Rajasthan CM and her son gave money to Lalit Modi, there was Vyapam in MP, there is massive corruption in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Corruption has to be removed but the BJP is not doing anything. We have an alliance government with Nitish Kumar in Bihar, which has a good record in term of transparency.”
Parliament logjam and constructive Opposition
“Conversation is important for democracy, it’s very important that conversation is allowed. Mics are switched off when our MPs are speaking. Democracy is about conversation, it should be allowed. Not once has PM called up anyone in the Congress party. We are not stalling Parliament just for the sake of stalling Parliament. We want a GST that is beneficial for country.”
“Land is single biggest source of corruption in this nation. We wanted a conversation on Land Bill. Main role of Opposition is to have a conversation in Parliament, our problem is that BJP does not have conversation”.
“Govt at Centre being run by only one man”
“The central idea of the PM which I contest is that he believes that country can be run through the Prime Minister’s Office. In the Central government today, I can say with certainty that, there is only one person taking all the decisions. How can one person have all the answers? I want you all to be part of decision making in the country.”
On Lok Sabha polls’ debacle
“Congress did certain things that may be were not correct things and we lost election. We have to reconstruct ourselves and give a new face to the party. We were in power for 10 years and fact of matter is that in 10 years there was certain amount of fatigue with the Congress.”