Rahul Gandhi also visited a Dargah during his rally and is expected to visit more religious places. Photograph:( ANI )
Campaigning for the upcoming polls in Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at Raichur.
"When China is creating 50,000 jobs every 24 hours, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, despite launching 'Make in India', Start up India' and 'Digital India', has only created 450 to 500 jobs in 24 hours," Rahul Gandhi said.
PM Modi has no answers to huge unemployment and farmers' distress, he alleged.
PM said every year, he will give employment to 2 crore youth. China gives employment to 50,000 youth in 24 hours, Narendra Modi gives employment to 450 people in 24 hours. This is truth of the PM : Rahul Gandhi in Raichur #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/8Cy5yGt3Yj— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2018
Gandhi, who is on day three of his Janashirvad Yatra in poll-bound Karnataka, said the prime minister should look “left and right” before talking of corruption.
“If you want to talk about corruption, talk a bit about Amit Shah son’s corruption. How he made Rs 80 crore out of Rs 50,000 in three months. You should also be telling this to the country,” he said.
Amit Shah has rejected allegations of corruption against his son Jay Shah, who had filed a criminal defamation suit against the news portal which claimed his business fortunes had zoomed after the BJP came to power in 2014.
Addressing roadside meetings in Raichur district, the Congress president also said farmers had asked the prime minister for help.
"I had personally gone to his office and requested him to waive their loans, Narendra Modi did not even utter a word and he kept quiet."
Rahul Gandhi will be addressing public meetings in Raichur and Kalaburagi districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region today.
State Congress president G Parameshwara, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Leader of Congress Legislature Party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge are accompanying Gandhi.