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Gandhi asserted that if voted back to power, he would certainly help farmers and unemployed youths.
Mumbai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government over the hike in prices of petrol and diesel. He went so far as to claim that the earnings from the price spurt were being used to bail out a few Indian businessmen. Mr Gandhi claimed that the Modi government had proved disastrous for small- and medium-scale industries in the country. Continuing to attack the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government over its failures on various fronts, Mr Gandhi asserted that if voted back to power, he would certainly help farmers and unemployed youths.
“This government is working for rich people. The savings of the government from the fall of international oil rates are being used to bail out big businessmen. This shows the intention of this government. The people of India are extremely dissatisfied and against this government.” said Mr Gandhi.
Mr Gandhi visited family of the deceased researcher of a rice brand, Dadaji Khobragade, in Nanded village of Chandrapur, district in Vidarbha. He paid tribute him and addressed a rally.
“I will not make false promises like the PM who assured two crore jobs to unemployed youths and help to farmers to get better price for their produce. Mr Modi even spoke of giving `15 lakh to each citizen but failed to do so,” said Mr Gandhi in Chandrapur.