Modi Wasted 5 Years: Rahul Gandhi

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NEW DELHI — Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “wasted” five years of the country’s precious time and added that the time for “change” had come.

Gandhi said he wants to see Chinese youngsters using phones that say “Made in India” and not the other way round.

 “We can do it. We need to come together as a country,” he said in a Facebook post.

 “Narendra Modi has wasted five years of this country’s precious time. No more!  The time for change has come,” the Congress chief said.

Gandhi has been critical of the Government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign and often compared India’s position in the manufacturing market as compared to China. The Government has repeatedly asserted that it has done well on all economic counts.

Like MGNREGA committed right to work, like RTI committed right to information, like Food Security Bill guarantees the right to food, the Congress government is going to guarantee a minimum income to every poor Indian citizen, he told booth-level party workers meeting in Kochi.

Attacking the policies of the Modi government,he alleged that the prime minister had done nothing for the farmers and assured that a congress government would ensure their welfare.

“We have waived off farm loans in the three states where we won elections…. (Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh).

We have committed that in 2019, we will have a government that will make up for all the crimes that Narendra Modi has done against farmers in five years,” he said.

The Congress President said the Women’s Bill would be passed on a priority if the party was voted to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“The first thing we will do when we win the 2019 election is to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament,” he said.

He was responding to a suggestion from a party worker on the need for more women candidates.

“We want to see women in position of leadership,” he added.

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