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Rahul slams PM, says won’t let India develop on ‘tears and blood’

New Delhi, Dec. 5 : Launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that the initiatives launched by the BJP-led NDA Government were not benefitting the labour class and was instead trampling their rights.

“Prime Minister Modi thinks that the India labourer is corrupt and can work in fear. He thinks he can break and discipline them. The labourers are scared and are living in fear. Modiji, try and secure their children’s future and then watch how far they take India,” Rahul said while addressing the 31st plenary session of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC).

Accusing the Prime Minister of waging a war on the labour class, Rahul asserted that the government, which should be neutral, has deserted the labourers and is trying its level best to bring them down on their knees by reducing their basic security and necessities.

“When the Congress was in power, we created a safety net for the poor and Modiji is still trying to break it. We provided MGNREGA to crores of farmers and when they came to us with their loan issue, Manmohan ji helped them out without fail. But when Modiji formed the government, he tried to kill the Land Acquisition Bill that was passed by us thrice,” Rahul said.

Talking about the ‘Make in India’, the Congress vice-president questioned the beneficiaries of this initiative and how it was helping the labour class.

“Acche Din, Swacch Bharat, Make In India and now Accessible India. God knows what’s coming now after this. When the Prime Minister talks about growth and development, who is it benefitting? He has a vision to make India a global manufacturer and I agree with him, but only till this point. My idea of Make in India is very different from his. He thinks he can make labourers work by force and motivate them with fear,” Rahul said.

Swearing to continue his fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for labourer’s rights, he added that he does not want India to prosper on the back of the ‘tears and blood’ of the labour class. (ANI)