Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Rahul Gandhi questions PM Narendra Modi for withdrawing guidelines on fake news

Rahul Gandhi questions PM Narendra Modi for withdrawing guidelines on fake news

Gandhi is on a two-day visit to the southern state for participating in the fifth leg of the party's "Jan Ashirvada Yatra" to seek the people's blessings for victory in the May 12 Karnataka assembly election.

"I don't know if you all know that in every single minister's office, there is an RSS man sitting and giving orders. The banking system of the country has been demolished by having this structure", he said.

In a series of tweets, Gehlot said that the Modi government had taken several steps for empowerment of Dalits and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 had been strengthened by it in 2015. Modi ji knows Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi very well but never mentions their names in his speeches.

Recollecting that former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan had advised Modi not to demonetise higher currency notes, Gandhi said the Finance Minister, Chief Economic Adviser and the Union Cabinet were unaware of the sudden move to ban the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

Fugitive diamond merchant Modi and his uncle Choksey are at the centre of the Punjab National Bank fraud.

He also said China is successful in creating jobs because its government imparts skill training to its workforce. Along the route, he held a road show in Malebennur and greeted party workers along the way. "Thousands of Dalit brothers and sisters are now on the streets demanding protection of their rights from the Modi government.We salute them".

Talking about GST, the Gandhi scion said that people were promised relief with implementation of one tax, but ultimately it turned out to be "Gabbar Singh Tax, which destroyed small businesses like toy and silk industries as the big players did not buy them because of GST".

Mr Gandhi, who arrived from Delhi and landed in Hubballi in a chartered flight on Tuesday came here by helicopter.

The state government's action was seen as an attempt to divide the votes of Lingayats, who constitute about 17 per cent of the state population and form a strong vote base of BJP.

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