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Rahul attacks Modi over Tata Nano factory in Gujarat, asks how many cars do you see on road

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Gujarat said the Modi government could have waived the loan of farmers than sanctioning Rs 33,000 crore for the manufacturing of Tata Nano cars in the state.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2017 15:32 IST
Agencies, Bharuch (Gujarat)
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi being garlanded by supporters during a public meeting in Bharuch on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP government and industrialists of Gujarat on Wednesday, saying the latter were being given privileges while farmers suffer due to government initiatives .

During his address at a rally in Bharuch in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday, Rahul said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government sanctioned a loan of Rs 33,000 crore for the manufacturing of Tata Nano cars in Gujarat, but not a single one can be seen on roads.

“They (Government) took the land of the poor and gave it to the Tatas. They would have waived the loan of the farmers in Rs 33,000 (crore). In spite of all these things, we are not able to find a single Nano car on roads today. This is Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model,” Rahul said.

“All the water is supplied to the rich industrialists in the region. Farmers are suffering and are being suppressed in the state,” he added.

Further, the Congress vice president said 90% colleges in Gujarat are in the hands of big industrialists; poor cannot afford them due to high fees.

“If a person wants to get quality education in the state, they have to pay (Rs) 10-15 lakh; otherwise they don’t get education,” he said.

He even asked Prime Minister Modi’s government to reveal the name of the Swiss account holders whom they promised to put behind the bars during the 2014 general election campaign.

“They have been in power for the last three years. How many Swiss account holders are in jail? Can anyone tell us the name of even one person who is behind the bars. Vijay Mallya is absconding and enjoying his life in England,” he said.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 15:32 IST