“140% Vikas In GST”: Rahul Gandhi Takes ‘Achche Din’ Dig At Centre


New Delhi: The Congress today accused the BJP government of trying to divert the country’s attention from real problems like price rise faced by common people to “non-issues” of caste and religion.

Party leader Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of the increase in GST on cloth and certain goods and claimed that the reality of ‘achhe din’, the BJP’s poll slogan, is being continuously “exposed”.

“Increase in GST by 140 percent, the expose of ‘Achche din’ continues,” he said in a tweet in Hindi, using the hashtag “Loot”.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also criticised the government over price rise and said all things have become expensive, from wheat flour, mobile data, life insurance to clothes, shoes, vegetables and pulses and living life has become expensive.

“In Modi ji’s rule, there is nothing left that hasn’t been made expensive…Those who gave the slogan ‘Bahut hui mehngai ki maar’ are now attacking the public everyday with price rise and inflation,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera alleged that prices of commodities of daily use are sky-rocketing due to which the masses are suffering.

“It appears as though there is Section 144 in the kitchen that you cannot keep more than four tomatoes or onions,” he said, referring to the hike in prices.

“Why is it that the government keeps trying to distract the attention of the people from these issues to non-issues.

“We would not allow the collective attention of the country to be hijacked by this government by creating non-issues by hiding their failures,” he told reporters.

Mr Khera also alleged that the country was paying the price of the prime minister’s mistakes.

“The 7.5 years of Mr Modi have been a long chain of mistakes, some acknowledged and some realised and some not. Why should the country pay a price for this series of these mistakes of Mr Modi,” he asked.

The Congress leader said as a responsible opposition, they will not allow the attention of the country to be distracted and will keep bringing the narrative back on the everyday problems.

He said the government has realised some of its mistakes after the results of the recently-concluded by-elections and “will realise them more in the next round of assembly elections”.


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