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No action by Congress against poverty, only slogans: BJP

Updated: Jul 30, 2016 08:36 IST

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Following Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's assertion that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) works exclusively for the rich, the ruling party on Saturday hit back at Gandhi, stating that the grand old party only raises slogans on poverty but has never taken any concrete steps to get rid of the social evil.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussian told ANI that the government has always worked for the poor adding that the nation has been progressing under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime.

"Congress has only raised slogans on poverty but has never worked to eradicate it. Instead they are blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, ever since assuming office, has dedicated his work for poor people,"

"Today, government is attaining success at every front, our govt has worked tirelessly to bring down inflation, unemployment is reducing and the nation is progressing forward, the nation is changing but it seems Congress is not ready to change," he added.

When asked about Congress leader Randeep Surjewala's claim that people have been paying 150 to 200 percent extra for pulses alone during 15 months of Prime Minister Modi's government, Hussain said "It is completely baseless, Congress was initially responsible Dal crisis, their policy did not focus on Dal and oil seed production, however, our govt has been working extensively on this front. We are importing Dal in order ease present scarcity."

Yesterday, Gandhi addressing a rally in Lucknow, attacked Prime Minister Modi for rise in prices of essential commodities and failing to fulfil election promises.

He highlighted the plight of farmers growing pulses and assured his party workers that the grand old party will fight together to take Uttar Pradesh to the top.

He also said, ""Modi ji promised bullet trains, tickets will be not less than Rs 15000. Only Modi ji and his suit boot friends will travel."(ANI)

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Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:42 IST

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