BJP hits back at Congress on Rahul Gandhi's charges against Govt

BJP hits back at Congress on Rahul Gandhi's charges against Govt

In his first trip overseas after taking over the reins of AICC, Rahul told a convention of NRIs in Bahrain that Congress was not an ordinary institution but a party which had beaten the British out of the country.

'Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Prince Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa at the Al Wadi Palace. "You have shown us how you have built the countries you have journeyed to", he said.

Over the last few months, Gandhi had taken a page out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book, addressing Indians during his visit overseas.

The Union minister cited Mudra loans given to tens of millions of people, rise in road construction works and opening of call centres in tier two cities and said this has led to creation of employment as he refuted Mr Gandhi's charge that the government had not created enough jobs. "They are shot dead for expressing their views".

"BJP condemns this irresponsible utterance of Rahul before a global interaction. The party that can't take one stand for women empowerment and justice, that party is teaching our party in a foreign country", he said.

Slamming the government for allegedly dividing people on the basis of caste and religion and converting the anger of jobless youth into hatred among communities, Gandhi said, "Job creation is at an eight year low".

"Rahul has been silent on spreading casteism in Gujarat". He is silent when RSS activists are killed in Kerala; why cant he spot hatred there?

The BJP said Mr Gandhi accused the government of spreading hate and terror, besides few other things that are normally not said at global forums, but for the longest time, the politics of hate and communalism has been practised by the Congress itself.

"These are figures stated by a Minister in our Parliament".

He said the Congress' objective behind launching the outreach campaign was to make citizens aware about the "anti-people" policies of the NDA government. He said the reason for this is that India is transforming itself. He said signs of irreversible change are visible in every sector.

Addressing the Indian diaspora, Rahul said, "I am here to tell you what you mean to your country, you are important, to tell you that there is a serious problem at home, and to tell you are part of the solution".