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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, says he "divided" country

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur(Ker) 

Hitting out at the Prime Minister,Wednesday alleged that Narendra Modihas "divided" the country and made it fight within itself.

Speaking to reporters here after the Parliamentary coordination committee meeting, Gandhiheld Modi responsible for the rising unemployment among the youth, farmers' suicides and allegedly giving Rs 30,000 croreas part of the Rafale deal.

"Narendra Modi divided the country and made the country fight within itself. The most anti-national thing to be done in this country today is creating a situation by which 27,000 youngsters are losing their job every 24 hours.

Anti-national behaviour is crippling our agricultural system and forcing thousands of farmers to commit suicide is anti-national behaviour," Gandhi said.

"Taking Rs 30,000 crore and giving it to is anti-national behaviour. Narendra Modi should answer why he allowed all these things to happen," he said.

The also pointed out that three major topics the country needs to discuss were economic backwardness, agrarian crisis and corruption, but Modi was not even ready to address the press.

Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the state, had addressed a series of rallies in central Tuesday.

Gandhi, who is contesting from Wayanad, as a second constituency in addition to his in Uttar Pradesh, would be addressing four public meetings in the Lok Sabha constituency.

goes to polls on April 23 in the third phase of polling.

There are 20 constituencies in the state, which is witnessing a direct fight between the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and the Congress-headed UDF in most seats.

However, the BJP-led NDA is giving a tough fight in Thiruvananthapuram, Pathnamthitta and Thrissur constituencies.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 12:30 IST
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