At a rally in Satna, Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi compared his own attire with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi not only made the comparison but also took a dig at the PM’s attire. Rahul said, ‘PM Modi wears suits worth lakhs of rupees, but I like to wear this simple white T-shirt.’
Rahul commented, “I remember that before becoming Prime Minister, PM Modi used to emphasize on his being an OBC in every speech. But now he rarely mentions his caste.” Rahul Gandhi further said that ever since he started talking about caste-based census, PM Modi has stopped mentioning it. Only after this Rahul Gandhi said that it is interesting to note that while Modi has a line of expensive suits, I am associated only with white shirts.
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What did Rahul Gandhi say on caste based census?
Rahul Gandhi has made an important announcement regarding the implementation of caste based census in Madhya Pradesh. He emphasized that if the Congress government is formed in the state, their first action would be to conduct a caste-based census. Arguing on this issue, Rahul said that without census, there may be obstacles in the ability of backward classes. He mentioned the recent meeting with farmers in Chhattisgarh.
Also talked about GST issue
Apart from the census, Rahul Gandhi criticized the government’s handling of GST and alleged that it takes money from economically deprived people and uses it to benefit big business personalities.
He further said that those big industrialists do not create jobs. In earlier times there were small businesses which provided employment to our youth. ‘Ever since the BJP and PM Modi government came to power, they started attacking these enterprises’. Rahul Gandhi said that he does not see GST as a tax but as an attack on small traders and business owners.