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Modi plays drums as people suffer power cuts, price rise: Rahul

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Narendra Modi came to power by making big promises and but his government is yet to even begin working on them despite completing 100 days in office.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday chose his constituency, Amethi, to launch a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of misleading the people by not fulfilling any of the promises made during the BJP’s election campaign.

“The Prime Minister is playing drums in Japan while there is no electricity here and prices are rising,” Mr. Gandhi said referring to Mr. Modi’s Japan trip where he was seen playing the drum at a function.

“They [BJP] had made big promises but where is the result? They might have forgotten, so let me remind them. They said they will change the country, bring down prices, reduce corruption. 100 days are over. At least begin work now. People say they have not even started working,” he told journalists after arriving in his constituency on a two-day visit.

Referring to senior leaders openly airing their differences following the party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Gandhi admitted that there was “this type of tensions” within the party.

PTI adds:

A group of young Congress leaders, including 15 AICC secretaries, recently >decided to write to senior leaders against what they claimed was attempt to damage the party’s image by making controversial statements outside party fora.

It is being seen as a rallying of support for Mr. Gandhi within the party after comments of several party leaders were seen as a disapproval of his leadership style.

“Congress party is an old organisation... There are multiple voices and all those voices will bring solution to the party,” he said.

Mr. Gandhi earlier faced some grilling by his electorate over power crisis in the area and said he has written a letter to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in this regard.

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