senior congress leader Rahul Gandhi Criticized the Prime Minister on Saturday Narendra Modi On rising prices and unemployment in the country and said that instead of releasing the cheetahs, they should spend their time in resolving the issues related to unemployment crisis and rise in the price of essential commodities.
Addressing a rally as part of India Jodi TravelWhich culminated for the day at Cheppad near Haripad in Kerala, with Rahul saying the Center is “systematic attacking small, medium businesses, farmers and labourers”.
“This is absurd. The country’s problem is unemployment and prices, but the PM is leaving the cheetahs in the jungle,” PTI quoted him as saying. “You imagine the Prime Minister should take his time to solve the unemployment crisis and increase the price But he is busy taking pictures of cheetahs.”
addressing the media in KolkataCongress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh called Modi’s move to release cheetahs in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park a “success” from the “success” of the Bharat Jodi Yatra as a “spectacle” and a “tactic of diverting attention”.
Ramesh said, “It has been 10 days since the Bharat Jodi Yatra began, (and) the spontaneous response we have received shows that the initiative is turning out to be extremely successful.” “It has bothered BJP and his leadership. They now want to change the story and are adopting diversionary tactics. BJP’s ‘Dirty Tricks Department’ is now working overtime to create a different media narrative or find loopholes in the journey.”
He claimed that this release of cheetahs is “the latest from that department after attempts to create issues over T-shirts (which Rahul Gandhi wore during the visit) and other things.”
Without naming the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee Or his party, the TMC, as Ramesh said “there cannot be opposition unity without the Congress.” He urged other parties not to “stab in the back” or “weaken” the Congress.
He said: “If people are interested in opposition unity, they should understand that without a strong Congress, no opposition unity is possible. Second, the coalition government should have a strong Congress. There are many parties which want opposition unity so that the Congress is weak. We won’t let that happen. Opposition parties should know that if you want to come with Congress, don’t weaken it. Don’t stab the Congress in the back.”
TMC leader Kunal Ghosh later said, “Neither Chief Minister Banerjee nor TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee have advocated opposition unity without Congress. He has said that Congress has not played the role of (main) opposition in uniting other opposition parties. Congress has failed to defeat BJP in many states where they are in direct contest, but TMC has defeated BJP in West Bengal. Having said this, no one is saying that there should be opposition unity without Congress…”
with PTI input