Rahul takes a dig at PM’s foreign tours, says no achhe din for people

  • Umesh Raghuvanshi, Hindustan Times, Amethi
  • Updated: Dec 24, 2015 13:10 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi meets people during his visit to Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. (PTI photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said good days had come for Prime Minister Narendra Modi but not the people as the PM was more interested in foreign trips than domestic governance.

Gandhi, on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, also expressed his apprehension that efforts could be made to ignite communal violence before the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. “They tried to do it in other states, Bihar and Rajasthan, etc,” Gandhi told a gathering of village pradhans.

“The Congress has only 40-45 MPs. But we are exerting tremendous pressure on them. You have to do the same job here. Go to villages and tell people about the failures of the Samajwadi Party and the BJP government at the Centre.”

“The aam aadmi is groaning under unprecedented price rise. It is no achhe din for them. It is achhe din only for the PM,” Gandhi said. “BJP is responsible for the unprecedented price rise in the country. Inflation is at its peak. Nothing has been done for farmers and the youth.”

Hours after Modi embarked on a two-day Russia visit, Gandhi took a dig at the PM’s foreign tours, saying such trips would not benefit the country.

“The PM is travelling abroad regularly, but people in those countries are very clever. These tours will not benefit India,” Gandhi said.

He said Modi interacted with industrialists and these meetings had nothing to do with the common man.

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