Rahul Gandhi said that India is the country with the most unemployed and richest people in the world
Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said India has the "rare" distinction of being the country with the most unemployed and the world's richest people. Rahul Gandhi-led 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' resumed from Dharampur in Telangana's Mahbubnagar district on Saturday. During this, while addressing a public meeting, Gandhi said that if Congress comes to power in Telangana, then whatever Goods and Services Tax (GST) is being paid by weavers on handloom products, will be reimbursed.
The Congress leader claimed, "Today there is a maximum number of unemployed people in India as compared to last 35 years. Also, India has the richest people in the world. They (rich people) can do whatever they want. Here the Chief Minister (K. Chandrashekhar Rao) and there (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) Modi fully support him. These are business establishments, not political parties." Gandhi said during his march he met a mechanical engineering student, who is now working as a 'delivery boy as the Telangana government paid his college fees. Reportedly not reimbursed.
Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Center and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state, he alleged that KCR supports whatever anti-people policies are being implemented by the Modi government. The Congress leader alleged that the farmers of the country are not able to get a fair price for their crops despite their efforts. Accusing the BJP of spreading hatred and violence in the country, Gandhi said that his march was flowing like a river without any hatred.
He said, 'This is true India. This is our history. Whatever BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are doing, they are doing it against the country." However, those laws were withdrawn after the peasant movement. Gandhi said if his party comes to power in Telangana, more budget will be allocated to the education and health sectors.