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Modi doing politics of vendetta: Rahul in Amethi

Apparently miffed over scrapping of a mega food park and a Hindustan Paper Mill project in Amethi and shifting of the Rajiv Gandhi IIIT to the main campus in Allahabad, the Congress Vice President said Modi was harming people of Amethi by scrapping development projects.

“Narendra Modi said he will not indulge in politics of vendetta but he is doing the same with the people of Amethi,” he told a public meeting in Jafarganj Mandi Samiti campus in Jagdishpur on the second day of his three-day visit to his constituency.

“There was no fault on the part of people of Amethi...Modi talks of development but he is harming them,” Rahul said, adding that projects that could have changed the lives of people here have been either scrapped or diverted elsewhere.

Rahul dubbed as false Modi’s promises made before and after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, especially bringing down inflation and transferring Rs 15 lakh to bank accounts of every poor family after getting back black money from abroad.

The Congress Vice-President asked the people whether any of them has benefitted from any programme of the Centre. The answer was a loud “no”.

“He (Modi) made these promises not to the people of Amethi but to the entire nation but not a single person has benefitted by his promises of controlling inflation, depositing Rs 15 lakh in the accounts of each citizen and upgrading certain towns to smart city,” Rahul said.

Ridiculing the Make in India campaign, the Congress leader said, “The Babbar Sher (mascot of Make in India campaign) does not squeak even like a mouse.”  He said not a single person got employment under it. Accusing the central government of stalling the works of the UPA government, he said though Modi moved about all over the world giving speeches, nothing is being done back home.

“Thousand of crores of rupees of loans of industrialists are being waived but not those of poor farmers,” he said, adding the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government wrote off loans of 
farmers totalling Rs 70,000 crore.
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