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Modi is unpatriotic, uses anger of jobless youth to damage India, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t solve problems that generate anger among the people.

india Updated: Aug 26, 2018 10:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, London
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks at an interactive session at London School of Economics, London on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again in London on Saturday accusing him of using the anger among jobless youth for his own benefit and damaging the country in the process.

The Congress chief said Prime Minister Modi doesn’t solve problems that generate anger among the people.

“Modi, instead of calming this anger, instead of telling our country that listen, yes we have a problem called a job problem and we are going to work together to fix it, Modi does something very unpatriotic. He takes that anger and utilises it for himself, and he damages our country,” he said in an interaction with members of the Indian Journalists Association.

According to Gandhi, Modi is “riding on” the anger among jobless youth: “The crime he commits is that he damages his country when he uses that anger for himself…They have created a tremendous amount of damage. A new breed of person will have to repair this damage and solve that problem”.

Gandhi, who responded to a range of questions, challenged Modi to take questions from journalists in a press conference. “He won’t be able to sit here. I have the guts,” he said.

The Congress chief accused Modi of locking up his entire cabinet ahead of announcing demonetisation in November 2016 and flayed the Reserve Bank of India for defending demonetisation.

“Every economist in the world says it is a crazy idea. But the real problem is like institutions like RBI, that have defended the move,” he said while addressing members of the Indian Journalists Association.

“You lock your cabinet in a room - you don’t ask them. That is the voice of India - you lock the voice of India in a room,” he said.

First Published: Aug 25, 2018 20:52 IST