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BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over remark about wealth disparity targeting Modi

BJP said the unequal distribution of wealth was the result of Gandhi family’s patented “poverty perpetuation” governance model.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2018 21:09 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks at the Opening Plenary during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 23.(Reuters)

The BJP on Tuesday hit back at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his remarks targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over uneven distribution of wealth in India, saying it was the result of Gandhi family’s patented “poverty perpetuation” governance model.

Gandhi on Tuesday asked Modi to tell people in Davos why one per cent of India’s population had 73 per cent of its wealth. He also tagged a news report quoting an Oxfam survey that the richest 1 per cent cornered 73 per cent of wealth generated in India in 2017.

Modi on Tuesday addressed the plenary session of WEF at Davos.

“Dear @OfficeofRG This inequality is the disastrous consequence of your family’s patented Nehru Congress’s “Poverty Perpetuation” Model of Governance by which only Congressis became rich,” BJP national spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao tweeted.

He termed Gandhi’s comment a case of pot calling the kettle black.

Rao said in the last three-and-a-half years the Modi government has tirelessly worked towards inclusive growth, and taken a number of pro-poor intiatives such as Jandhan Yojana and Ujjawala Yojana.

While ‘garibi hatao’ (eradicate poverty) was merely a slogan for Congress, for the BJP ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’ (collective efforts, inclusive growth) is its model of governance.

First Published: Jan 23, 2018 21:09 IST