Rahul targets Modi, Sena over price rise,‘bullying’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amethi
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2014 01:16 IST

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on the rising prices of vegetables, saying ‘tall promises’ had been made to people but there was a huge difference between one’s words and the deeds performed.

“The universal complaint now is that vegetable prices are rising very fast. This was the main issue (in the 2014 polls) along with corruption, but no solid action has been taken yet,” said Rahul, while addressing media persons here.

Without directly naming the PM, he said inaction on part of the government had hurt people.

“This has hurt the people and caused pain to them...it is their job to control the prices...there is a lot of difference between the words and the deeds,” said Rahul.

He also spoke about the incident where a Shiv Sena MP was seen force feeding a Muslim employee who was observing his fast.

“Such parties pursue the politics of bullying people,” he said.

This is Rahul’s second visit after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

When the villagers asked him what the government could do about the acute electricity crisis in Amethi, he said his party was not in power. However, villagers pointed that he was still part of the government.

CPP’S faux pas
A faux pas by the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) secretariat saw party chief Sonia Gandhi come for a meeting all alone on Friday morning.

The Congress Parliamentary Party was scheduled to meet on Friday but it was postponed.

There were red faces in the secretariat as she arrived to find no one there and was informed that the meeting had been postponed.

Gandhi later left for the Rashtrapati Bhavan for a scheduled meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee at 10 am.

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