Vishwas slams Rahul for diverting attention from core issues

February 20, 2014 02:22 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 01:55 am IST - Amethi

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas. File photo: V. Sudershan

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas. File photo: V. Sudershan

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday slammed Rahul Gandhi for his remark that his father Rajiv Gandhi was being denied justice, saying it was a “drama” to divert people’s attention from core issues like corruption.

“Congress is in power since the past ten years at the centre and Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are running the government from 10 Janpath... if justice is not being done to the former prime minister who is responsible for it?” (sic) Mr. Vishwas, who will challenge the Mr. Gandhi scion from Amethi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, said.

On Wednesday, while addressing a gathering at Purab village in Jagdishpur, Mr. Rahul had said, “If some person kills the Prime Minister and is released then how will a common man get justice?”.

Mr. Vishwas claimed it was all “drama” to divert people’s attention from core issues of corruption, inflation, women security and voters would teach Congress a lesson.

He said people of the constituency are facing immense hardships due to lack of basics facilities like power, roads, potable water, irrigation facilities and Mr. Rahul has not yet given the details of Rs. 55,000 crore budget for Amethi.

“Both mother and son have shown no reluctance in murdering the dreams of Rajiv Gandhi and Rae Bareli and Amethi (their constituencies) are its example,” the AAP leader said.

“The statue of Rajiv Gandhi is lying uncared for and there is garbage all around but Rahul Gandhi cannot see it,” Mr. Vishwas claimed.

Alleging that Mr. Rahul has scoffed at the poor and gets busy in unveiling plaques of schemes during elections which are uprooted after polls, Mr. Vishwas said the institutes which have been set up here have not benefited the unemployed.

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