The Gandhi family stronghold, PM Narendra Modi‘s visit to Amethi, was meant to announce projects worth Rs. 538 crore and open a factory that would build Kalashnikovs
where he also accused the sitting parliamentarian of telling lies and failing to deliver on the promise of generating jobs for 1,500 people.
The Prime Minister’s first visit to the Gandhi family stronghold since coming to power, was meant to announce projects worth Rs. 538 crore and open a factory that would build Kalashnikovs.
The government has been repeatedly targeted by the Congress and its chief over its failure to create jobs and alleged lies on various issues.
Today, the Prime Minister said the factory initiative belonged to the previous government headed by the UPA.
“The promises were made years ago in 2010 by the former government. Why didn’t they work towards making the promise a reality?” the Prime Minister said in his address.
The past government promised to employ 1,500 people… only 200 people were employed.”
Amid chants of “Rahul Gandhi chor hai”, he added, “I’m not naming anybody… but you all know who I am talking about… Just the way they ignored national security… they ignored Amethi too.”
Rahul Gandhi has been representing Amethi in parliament for three consecutive terms.
His statement comes on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Congress stronghold Amethi to address a public meeting and lay the foundation stone of an ordnance factory unit in Amethi.
Inaugration of various development projects of public welfare in Amethi by Prime Minister will give boost to development of this region which has been suffering because of negligence of Congress, SP and BSP Governments for years.
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) March 3, 2019
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP’s Smriti Irani challenged Mr Gandhi on the seat,
claiming that he and his family have done little for the people in the area.
Though she lost, she had been visiting the constituency regularly in an effort to carve out a niche.
In Amethi @PMOIndia @narendramodi will dedicate the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited to the nation. A joint venture b/w India’s Ordinance Factory & the Russian firm, the latest series of the iconic Kalashnikov rifles to be made. #MakeinIndia https://t.co/GAY0i5af3x
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) March 3, 2019
Ms Irani got a pat on the back from the Prime Minister today.
“You (the people) showered so much love on Smriti Ji… she worked so hard and it never appeared that she had lost from Amethi,” he added.
Among the other initiatives launched today, the Prime Minister said, were projects for healthcare and cattle shelters.