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Central govt working under RSS influence: Cong leader

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Taking a dig at the BJP-led NDA government, Gaurav today said the ruling dispensation at the Centre is "run by the RSS, of the RSS and for the RSS".

"Look at the appointments of the President, the Prime Minister and the Governors. They are all RSS people," the MP said, adding that the BJP-RSS combine will "destroy the social fabric" of the country.

Alleging that the central government schemes were floated on the recommendations of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS), said, "Demonetization was not the idea of the Reserve Bank of India, it was done on the advice of the RSS."

The MP also said that the downfall of the will begin from Meghalaya, which is going to polls along with on February 27.

Alleging that the has failed to keep its promise of creating 2 crore jobs for the youths, he said the ruling government is only "interested in curbing the freedom of people".

"The harsh reality is that only 1.35 lakh jobs were added in 8 labour intensive sectors in 2015 as compared to the 9.3 lakh jobs that were created in 2011," he said.

When asked about the jobs created by the in in the past five years, the Congress said is the number 2 in the North East in job creation.

"The was not serious about development or creation of jobs. They just want to tell us what to eat, which song to sing and how to display patriotism..." he said.

The Congress also attacked the National Peoples' Party, an ally of the BJP, and said the party, under the leadership of Conrad K Sangma, is acting like a "Trojan horse" for and National BJP Amit Shah.

"The NPP is preparing for the backdoor entry of the saffron party in the North East and in We have to realize that this election is about protecting the identity of the people of this state," he said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 20:20 IST