PM Modi suppressing reality, says Rahul Gandhi
Just as Opposition members holding placards in the Lok Sabha are not shown by the Lok Sabha TV to hide the reality, PM Narendra Modi does the same by suppressing the reality, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said.
He made these remarks on Thursday at ‘Sansad Gherao’, a programme of the Indian Youth Congress to protest against “growing unemployment, Inflation, farm laws and the Pegasus snooping controversy”.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress general secretary K.C. Venugopal were among those who attended it.
Mr. Gandhi accused the union government of not allowing the media to talk about issues like “jobs or the ones raised by farmers”. He cited the recent rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Delhi, and claimed it was “blacked” out.
*‘Peoples voices suppressed’*
“Their aim is to suppress the voices of the youth of the nation studying in colleges and universities. Their aim is to lower the voice of India because they know the day when the youth start speaking the reality, Narendra Modi government’s won’t last,” he stated.
The Pegasus spyware was linked to the government’s move to suppress the voices of people in India. “Someone asked me why the Congress is unrelenting over a small issue like Pegasus snooping. It’s a not small issue as Narendra Modi has put this Pegasus not just in my phone but all of you. It’s one way to suppress the voices of the people,” he observed.
The PM had promised 2 crore jobs every year before elections, but in reality he had benefitted only a “handful of his industrialist friends”, he alleged.
Jobs in the unorganised sector, retail trade and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were destroyed by moves such as demonetisation and the goods and services tax. “Unemployment is the biggest issue this country is facing today... PM will talk about every other thing but not unemployment. Modi is not in partnership with youth, farmer, labourers or small traders of the nation , but in partnership with two-three big businessmen,” he added.