Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation.
Gandhi said the BJP-led NDA Government had a grand celebration on its second anniversary but they forgot that none of their promises have been fulfilled in the last two years.
“Modi government celebrated its second happy birthday a few days back. While addressing the people, he spoke about Make in India, Connect India, Digital India, but he does not talk about price rise. Not once did he talk about pulses, potatoes and tomatoes,” he said in the Lok Sabha.
“Not once has the issue of price rise been addressed by the Modi government”, he added.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Modi for failing to control the Dal prices, he said, “There is a new slogan which is now becoming popular in the villages, ‘Arhar Modi, Arhar Modi, Arhar Modi,’ he said.
He further stated that the government can make false claims on Start-up India, Stand up India or for that matter Swachh Bharat initiative, but not on rising prices which has been spiralling out of control.
“Make as many empty promises as you want, but give this House a date by which prices will come down,” he said.
He said that not even one person was employed under the Make in India initiative.