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Modi is cashing in on the blood of slain soldiers: Rahul Gandhi

Updated: Oct 06, 2016 22:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 6 (ANI): Concluding his 'Kisan Yatra' at Jantar Mantar here, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of exploiting the death of soldiers who have died in the line of duty.

Addressing hundreds of supporters at the gathering, Gandhi called upon the prime minister to work for the development of people, especially farmers and armymen.

"The soldiers who spilled their blood for the country and carried out surgical strikes, you are hiding behind them and trying to cash in on their blood. They have done their work now you do yours. Help the farmers give the army a hike in the seventh pay commission, it is your responsibility and that is what you have been elected for," said Gandhi.

Launching a furious attack on the policies adopted by the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, Gandhi said, "You promised the farmers that they would get fair price, but that did not happen. You told them you would apply the Swaminathan Report but that also did not happen. You promised to provide jobs to two crore youths but neither did that happen. You did not properly implement 'Make in India' either."

He alleged that all promises made by Modi were fake and that he had adopted a divide-and-rule policy.

"You definitely did two things: turn people against people, and divide the country wherever your people went, like in Haryana where you made the Jats fight the non-Jats, or Gujarat or UP or Assam," he said.

"The country only wants justice from you. Provide good prices and facilities to farmers," he added.

During his 26-day long ' Kisan Yatra', Gandhi logged about 3,500 kilometres and traversed 48 districts and 141 assembly segments in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with an attempt to woo voters ahead of the upcoming assembly polls scheduled next year. (ANI)