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BJP takes on Rahul, says only Congressmen understand his assertions


New Delhi, Dec. 5 : Hours after Congress vice-president lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ‘pro-rich’ initiatives taken by his government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday accused the grand old party of giving minimal amount of pension to the labourers and said that the issues put forward by the former are clear only to his party men.

BJP leader Vijay Sonkar Shastri highlighted the controversy over Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) V.K. Singh’s remark to taunt the Congress vice-president’s assertion.

“Rahul Gandhi says General (Retd.) V.K. Singh has violated the Constitution. He should also specify as to which section has he violated?” Shastri said.

“Under their (UPA) rule, the Congress Party had not given a provident fund of Rs. 27,000 crores to the labourers. They used to give them (the labourers) minimal amount of pension. Our government has increased that to Rs. 1000. Only the people in his party know what he says and what he asks, the people of this country don’t even understand the issues raised by him,” he added.

Launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Modi, Rahul Gandhi had earlier in the day alleged that the initiatives launched by the BJP-led NDA Government were not benefitting the labour class and was instead trampling their rights.

“Prime Minister Modi thinks that the India labourer is corrupt and can work in fear. He thinks he can break and discipline them. The labourers are scared and are living in fear. Modiji, try and secure their children’s future and then watch how far they take India,” Rahul said while addressing the 31st plenary session of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC). (ANI)

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