Modi ended all schemes aimed to benefit poor: Rahul Gandhi

Wardha: Launching an attack on Centre over the prevailing economic situation in the country, Congress Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi accused the Centre of weakening government schemes aimed at alleviating poverty.

“When Modi came in 2014, every scheme which gave money to the poor, he finished them one by one. Be it MGNREGA or weakening legislations like food security act and land acquisition. And then he brought demonetisation,” said Rahul Gandhi during an election rally in Wardha. Attacking PM Modi on demonetisation, he said, “He lied to you that it was a fight against black money. Did you see Vijay Mallya or Nirav Modi in lines outside banks? Instead, the aim was to take money out of your pocket and give it to 15 richest people of India.”

“It is quite straightforward. If you want to run the economy, you need to put money in the pockets of the poor. Until farmers, laborers, and youth do not have money to spend, the economy cannot be run,” he added. Gandhi also accused the Centre of distracting the masses from core economics issues.

Two Rallies: Wayanad MP and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi conducted rallies at Wani Vidha Sabha of Yavatmal district and Arvi Vidhan Sabha of Wardha district at 1 pm and 3:40 pm respectively. (NCP) are contesting polls together in Maharashtra. Single-phase polls in Maharashtra will be held on October 21.