BJP hits back, asks if 'Vadra model of development' was better

  • PTI, Bengaluru
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2015 00:12 IST

The BJP on Sunday questioned alleged land deals involving Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana and Rajasthan hours after Congress leaders called the Narendra Modi government "anti-farmer."

At a press conference held in response to Congress' 'kisan rally' in Delhi , union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad asked whether the Vadra land deals were in the interests of the farming community.

Prasad also hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for saying that Modi's "Make in India" has no place for the farmers and the poor.

"Rahul Gandhi has become an expert in frivolous talk. He says it is not 'Make in India' but 'take in India'. Rahul ji, 'take in India' happened the most in your (UPA) rule. It happened in 2G (spectrum
allocation), Commonwealth games, coal... no decision was taken without taking. Therefore, you remember take in India," he said.

The Congress at its rally at Ramlila Maidan projected the decision of the Modi government of not re-promulgating the land ordinance as the victory of the party and the farmers.

Union minister M Venkaiah Nadu hit out at Rahul for his "suit-boot"remark against Modi, saying his speech was "childish and immature".

"Now he (Rahul) is also talking about suit-boot (suit boot ki sarkar), forgetting his grandfather (Jawaharlal Nehru) used to wear suit-boot, forgetting his father (Rajiv Gandhi) used to wear suit-boot. Are you criticising your grandfather and father? Are you ridiculing them?" the minister for parliamentary affairs said.

"Please think before you speak, there should be some maturity in what you speak. Don't be childish and immature and make such cheap comments against the Prime Minister of the country .." Naidu said.

Rahul on Saturday had asked the people of Bihar to be wary of PM Modi and his "suited-booted friends who may take away their land in the name of development".

Naidu pointed out that the "suit" in question was auctioned by Modi and the preceeds used for a public purpose.

"I don't know who all are writing his script, but they are misleading him...Words for the poor and deeds for the rich had been policy of the Congress over the years," he added.

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