Modi Playing Politics with Soldiers’ Blood: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

The unemployment situation in India has gone so bad in the past about two years of Narendra Modi’s government that it is soon expected to trigger a social unrest in the country.

By Rakesh Raman

In his hard-hitting speech in New Delhi on Thursday, top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is playing with the blood of Indian soldiers.

He was referring to the attack in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed last month in the Uri area of Kashmir.

Later, the Modi government claimed that the Indian Army has avenged the attack with surgical strikes against Pakistan, as it believed the Uri attack was carried out by Pak-sponsored terrorists.

Although Pakistan vehemently rejected India’s claims about Uri attack and surgical strikes, the Modi government has been taking political advantage of the brief conflict between India and Pakistan.

The government is giving the impression – mostly through biased Indian media – that it has taken a tough stand against Pakistan on Kashmir, which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan.

In his speech, Rahul exposed Modi’s cunning manoeuvres by saying, “Modi ji, you are hiding behind the sacrifices of our Jawans (soldiers) who laid down their lives for India in J&K (Jammu & Kashmir) and who carried out the surgical strikes. You are playing politics over their blood.”

Rahul Gandhi was addressing a rally after completing his Kisaan Yatra (journey for farmers) that covered 3,500 kms. in the past 30 days.

In his speech, Rahul also said that Modi has failed in all his hype-driven projects such as Clean India, Make in India, and others. The Congress leader also said that Modi had promised to provide 20 million jobs per year to the people of India, but he has failed to fulfill all his employment-related promises.

Meanwhile, according to a leading industry association ASSOCHAM in India, sharp drop in merchandise exports has contributed to a loss of 70,000 jobs, although Modi had promised to create 40 million jobs in the first two years of his government.

As a result, the unemployment situation in India has gone so bad in the past about two years of Narendra Modi’s government that it is soon expected to trigger a social unrest in the country. In 2015, India added the fewest organised-sector jobs —in large companies and factories — in seven years across eight important industries.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and social scientist. You also can visit the REAL VOTER – Politics in India Information Center that he manages.

Photo / Video courtesy: Congress

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