Rahul sharpens attack against Modi on price rise

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Amethi, Dec 23: Intensifying his attack on the Modi Modi government over price rise, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said 'achhe din' has come only for the Prime Minister and not the common man.

"The aam aadmi is groaning under unprecedented price rise. It is no achhe din (good times) for them. It is achhe din only for the Prime Minister," he said on the first day of his two-day visit to his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency.

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Rahul, who led the opposition attack against the NDA government within and outside Parliament, said only his party was fighting strongly against BJP on the price front. "BJP is responsible for the unprecedented price rise in the country," he said, adding, "inflation is at its peak.

Nothing has been done for farmers and the youth". Addressing a few roadside meetings, including at Nigoha and Chatoh, he asked village heads to raise their voice against cancellation of food park and paper mill projects in Amethi and said Congress wanted all welfare schemes of the Centre and the state to be implemented through gram pradhans.

Later, at a meeting of newly elected village heads at Ramsapur village in Chatoh block, Rahul said, "We could have changed the face of Amethi through mega food park and Hindustan Paper Mill and these projects would have provided employment to 15,000-20,000 people.

Land was given for these projects, but BJP doesn't want that a food park or paper mill is set up here." He said 40 different factories were to be set up in the food park, which would have benefited farmers the most, but all hopes have been dashed.

"We want the village heads to raise their voice against this. Besides, they should protest curtailment of their rights," he said.

 PTI 

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