Nagaur (Rajasthan): Lashing out at Modi government at the Centre, Congress leader Sachin Pilot said it has failed to fulfill the promises made to farmers and has, in fact, put them under severe stress through demonetisation and GST.
Addressing the Kisan Sammelan (farmers’ meeting) at Nagaur, Pilot said, “The government promised to double farmers’ income but failed to keep it. It put our farmers and the general public under further stress through implementation of demonetisation and the GST.” He claimed further that the government has pushed the country into a debt trap of Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
“The country had a debt of Rs 56 crore nine years ago, but it has now swelled to Rs 1.5 lakh crore. The entire wealth of the country is now in the hands of only 10 per cent of the population, who are industrialists or those belonging to big families,” the Congress leader said.
The Congress leader added that the BJP should remember that power cannot be gained by misleading the people every time.
“The country has now become synonymous with the politics of hate on the basis of religion and caste. The government which makes false promises should keep in mind that power cannot be attained every time by misleading the people,” Pilot said.
Pilot had been locked in a bitter power tussle with CM Gehlot eversince the former engineered a coup with a band of loyalist MLAs.
While Gehlot thwarted the bid to unseat him from power, Pilot was removed as deputy CM despite leading the Congress to an unlikely win in the last Assembly polls.
Also attending the farmers’ meet on Monday were Congress MLAs Ramniwas Gavadia, Mukesh Bhakar, Virendra Chaudhary, former MLA Naseem Akhtar, and former Mayor of Jaipur Jyoti Khandelwal.