Rajkot(Gujarat), Nov.05 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday said the country couldn't develop because of the poor policies of the Congress party.
Speaking to ANI, the Chief Minister further blamed the Congress for unemployment, corruption and poverty in the country.
Rupani's statement comes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accused the Gujarat government of failing to provide employment to the youth, saying that nearly 30 lakh youth were unemployed in the state.
Rejecting Rahuls's claim, the Chief Minister said, "They are talking about unemployment. As the state Chief Minister, I can say that Gujarat is increasingly generating employment. They are just making baseless point that around 30 lakh people are unemployed in Gujarat. From where have they got this number? I want to ask them the authentic and exact figure."
Holding the Congress responsible for unemployment and poverty, Rupani said, "All these years, country couldn't progress because of Congress' wrong policies. What Congress has done during their tenure?"
Reacting to Rahul's statement demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation over increasing prices of gas cylinders and ration, the Chief Minister reminded the Congress vice-president of scams and scandals that took place under the UPA regime.
"Most of the scandals and scams took place during Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's tenure. If Rahul would have asked Manmohan ji to vacate the throne then people would have trusted him. The UPA government used to work on their command. He didn't say anything at that time so he has no right to speak against Prime Minister Modi," he said.
He further said that public has rejected and dethroned the Congress Party in all the elections which took place in the country in the last three years.
Rahul, had earlier in his tweet, asked the prime minister to vacate his position over increasing LPG gas cylinder and ration price.
The Chief Minister also said that he was ready to debate on state's employment and said, "I want to discuss as to how much employment opportunities has been generated in Gujarat as compared to Punjab, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh. Gujarat is increasingly generating employment. As per last year figures, 83 per cent employment generation of country took place in Gujarat."
The political parties are indulging in blame game and mudslinging ahead of crucial Assembly elections in the state, which are slated to held in two phase on December 9 on December 14.(ANI)