Rahul ac­cuses Modi, Ra­man Singh of cor­rup­tion

The Hitavada - - NATION -

CONGRESS Pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi on Fri­day launched a tirade against Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and Ch­hat­tis­garh Chief Min­is­ter Ra­man Singh, al­leg­ing they are “openly in­dulging in graft” and tak­ing de­ci­sions only af­ter “per­mis­sion” from their in­dus­tri­al­ist friends.

Ad­dress­ing a poll rally in Singh’s home turf Ra­j­nandgaon, Gandhi as­serted his party would act against the “cor­rupt” and write off debts of farm­ers if elected to power in Ch­hat­tis­garh, which is be­ing ruled by the BJP for the past 15 years. At an­other rally in the poll-bound State ahead of the first-phase vot­ing on No­vem­ber 12, he al­leged, “In Delhi, Modi ji has 10-15 in­dus­tri­al­ists friends and sim­i­larly Ch­hat­tis­garh CM has 10-15 big busi­ness­men friends. Modi ji and Singh never do any work un­til they take per­mis­sion from th­ese 10-15 friends.”

The Congress has been ac­cus­ing the Modi Gov­ern­ment of in­dulging in crony cap­i­tal­ism from time to time, a charge which has been ve­he­mently de­nied by BJP. In the rally in Ra­j­nandgaon, Gandhi ac­cused Modi of pitch­ing for in­dus­tri­al­ist Anil Am­bani in the Rafale deal and re­ferred to for­mer France Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande’s re­ported re­mark to drive home his point.

A French me­dia re­port had in Septem­ber quoted Hol­lande as pur­port­edly say­ing that the In­dian Gov­ern­ment pro­posed the Am­bani-led Reliance De­fence as the off-set part­ner for Das­sault Avi­a­tion in the Rafale jet fighter deal and Paris did not have a choice.

(PTI)

Congress Pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi be­ing gar­landed at a rally at Ra­j­nandgaon, Ch­hat­tis­garh, on Fri­day.

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