Modi wasted four years: Rahul

Modi wasted four years: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders participate in the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra to commemorate the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in Wardha, on Tuesday. PTI

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "wasting time", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the current dispensation has failed on multiple counts.

"You have tried Modi ji... (the government's) tyres have punctured, engines have failed...  time wasted," Rahul said, addressing a mammoth rally at the Circus Ground at Wardha district of Maharashtra.

"Have faith in the Congress, have faith in Gandhian principles and values... we will take India ahead," he said after the Congress Working Committee meeting at Sevagram.

"Modi ji speaks 'maan ki baat', we want to hear your 'maan ki baat'... people feel betrayed" he said.

According to him, the Modi government fell back on its promises.

"Modi ji said Rs 15 lakh will come to your account. True or false? Modiji said two crore people will get jobs annually. True or false?" Rahul said amid applause from the crowd.

He also took strong exception to Modi's statement that after he took over as the prime minister, the country was seeing progress.

Taking a jibe at the 'Make in India' programme, he said smartphones, cameras, shoes and  electronic equipments all have the stamp of 'Made in China'.

"When you take a selfie, the stamp of 'Made in Wardha', 'Made in Maharashtra' and 'Made in India' should be visible," he said.

Rahul reiterated that the government has ignored farmers but is all out to help 15 to 20 industrialists.

On demonetisation, he said that when people stood in queues outside to get their own money, people in "suit boot" converted black money to white through the back doors and named Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.

He also said the contract to make Rafale aircraft was given to Anil Ambani ignoring Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which has been making fighter jets for last 70 years.

"The farmers have been pleading for loan waiver. However, loans of 15 to 20 persons to the tune of Rs 3.20 lakh crore has been waived off," he said.

Hitting out on petroleum prices, he said all through the world the prices of petrol prices are decreasing while in India it is hitting the roof.