Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur from Himachal Pradesh chided Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a rally by the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha at the Grain Market on the Jalandhar Bypass on Sunday.
He said the Prime Minister carried a clean image. “Rahul Gandhi, who was saying he will bring about a political tremor if he was allowed to speak, has gone underground,” said Thakur. He also challenged Rahul saying if he had the guts, he should expose the PM outside Parliament.
“Rahul Gandhi cannot prove even a single allegation of corruption against the Prime Minister or the BJP-led government at the Centre. He neither has the guts or substantial proof against the BJP government. Why is he quiet after claiming that he had proof of corruption against the PM? Who is stopping him?” said Thakur.
Thakur said the Congress had been contesting elections in the name of uplifting the poor, but did nothing for them. Similarly, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had been standing by hoarders of black money after demonetisation. Kejriwal had betrayed Anna Hazare’s cause, Delhi residents who had elected him and also leaders of his own party. How could the people of Punjab put faith in him, he questioned.
Attacking Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Captain Amarinder Singh, Thakur asked how could a person with such a royal lifestyle become the Punjab CM? “He (Amarinder Singh) doesn’t know the cost of potatoes. Both the AAP and the Congress have defamed Punjabis calling them drug addicts for their own political motives knowing very well that this problem is rampant in the entire country,” he said.
Calling chief minister Parkash Singh Badal a “leader of the masses”, Thakur said the “SAD-BJP alliance is extremely important to maintain Hindu-Sikh unity in Punjab.”
Listing achievements of the SAD-BJP government at the rally, Thakur said he would like to congratulate the state government for the SAS Nagar, Amritsar and Bathinda airports which were operational. Soon, the Adampur airport in Jalandhar will be operational too, he added.
Realising that the demand of the industrial city to make the Sahnewal airport operational had not been completed, Thakur added that the people of Ludhiana need not be disappointed. “Soon, an international airport will start from here too. By April, they are going to start domestic flights from here,” he said.