Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for making hollow promises

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for making hollow promises

August 13, 2017

Raichur: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday came down heavily on the BJP for its reluctance to waive farm loans taken from nationalised banks.

Addressing a party workers convention organised to felicitate AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for their contributions in amending article 371(J) of the Constitution for Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Rahul Gandhi said the people of Karnataka were aware of what the Congress government had done for them and would surely vote the party to power again.

‘The BJP had promised to create 2 crore jobs in the country every year. But they created only 2 lakh jobs. In contrast, the Congress Government in the State alone has created 30,000 jobs each year.

The BJP’s ‘Make in India’ initiative is an utter failure as no new factory has been established and no job has been created under it’, he said.

Claiming credit for implementing article 371(J) of the Constitution in that provided special status to six districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region, he said that the special status to this backward region is a result of years of struggle and that the Congress government was doing everything for the development of the region.

Chief Minister Siddharamaiah in his address, recalled State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa’s statement that he would mobilise farmers to lay siege to the Vidhana Soudha demanding farm loan waiver. Challenging Yeddyurappa to lay siege to Parliament to pressurise the Centre to waive farm loans taken from nationalised banks, the CM accused the BJP of resorting to dividing people on communal lives for votes.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, AICC General Secretary In-charge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal, KPCC President Dr. G. Parameshwara and several other party leaders were present at the event.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for making hollow promises”

  1. Rahul fan says:

    Rahul is losing his power! Wherever he goes, he is an entertainer! Now, looks like he has hired a speechwriter who is boring!
    Here are few of his hilarious comments at speeches made and at the end please watch the video, i swear you will fall laughing!!!!
    Most epic:
    “Gujarat Ko Agar Kisine Khada Kiya Hai, Gujarat Ko Amul (the milk brand) Kisne Diya Hai, Gujarat Ko Kisne Doodh Diya Hai? Toh Iss Tadaf Dekhiye, In Mahilao Ne Diya Hai. Gujarat Ki Mahilao Ne Doodh Diya Hai (who has given the milk brand Amul to Gujarat? Who has given milk to Gujarat? Look over here, our women are the source of milk in Gujarat. These women have given milk).
    1. On the 26/11 Mumbai attacks:
    “We will stop 99 per cent of the attacks. But one per cent of attacks might get through and that is what I am saying.”
    2. On the drug problem in Punjab:
    “10 out of 7 youths in Punjab are hooked on to drugs.”
    3. On India’s youth advantage:
    “India is the Saudi Arabia of 21st century.”
    4. On the meaning of politics:
    “Politics is in your shirt, in your pant.”
    5. On being officially appointed as the party’s No. 2:
    “It (Congress) is a funny party. It is the largest political organization in the world but perhaps does not have a single rule or regulation. We create new rules every two minutes and then dump them. Nobody knows the rules in the party” (after being elevated to the Congress Vice-President’s post)
    “All the public systems – administration, justice, education and political are designed to keep people with knowledge out. Such a system promotes mediocrity.”
    6. In a Congress Workshop on Social Media:
    “If India is a computer, then Congress is its default program.”
    7. In the CII Summit:
    “People call us an elephant.. We are not an elephant.. we are a beehive.. it’s funny but think about it. Which is more powerful? an elephant or a beehive?” (while taking a dig at Narendra Modi and the Gujarat Model of Development)
    8. In an Ahmedabad Congress Meet:
    “Gujarat is bigger than the United Kingdom.”
    9. In the same Ahmedabad Congress Meet:
    “In fact, India is you know, bigger than Europe and the United States put together.”
    10. On being asked about providing e-literacy for poor children:
    “Can I ask you a counter question? How are you going to help them?”
    11. On poverty:
    “Poverty is just a state of mind. It does not mean the scarcity of food, money or material things. If one possesses self-confidence, then one can overcome poverty.”
    12. About Gujarat children malnourishment:
    “2 out of 1 child are malnourished in Gujarat… This is the Gujarat Model the BJP keeps talking about.”
    13. About Dalit upliftment:

    “Dalit community needs the escape velocity of Jupiter to achieve success…”
    14. About Rani Laxmi Bai:

    “Rani ki Jhansi. She is a hero.” (Rani’s Jhansi, she is a hero).
    15. Rahul Gandhi’s verbal goof-up at MP rally (Mixes up bhrashtachar with balatkar):
    “What has the government done for the tribals here? Have they indulged in corruption (apke saath bhrashtachar kiya?)… Nahin balatkar kiya (no they have raped).”
    16. About woman volanteers of INC:
    “Agar aap yuva karyakarta se baat karen, agar aap mahila karyakarta se baat karen, pehli baar wo keh rhe hain ki bhai maza aaya, aur main ye jo maza hai hindustan k har vaikti ko dena chahta hun..” (If you talk with young volunteers, women volunteers, they all are saying that they enjoyed, for the first time they enjoyed.. and I want to extend this enjoyment to every person of India).
    17. Few Randoms:
    “Hindustan Ek Soch hai. Hindustan Ek Jagah Hai…(fumbles) Magar Hindustan Ek Soch Hai…” (I won’t even bother to translate this, feel free to make your own interpretations.
    “There are people doing yoga in New York, dancing around; that’s the power of India. You go to a nightclub somewhere in Spain and there’s Amitabh Bachchan on the screen there, dancing around. That’s the power of India. That’s the power of Indian people.”
    “A rising tide doesn’t raise people who don’t have a boat. We have to build the boat for them. We have to give them the basic infrastructure to rise with the tide.”
    “If I am incompetent, I am useless, the people of India will see that.” (hmmm, no comments!)
    “There’s so much of unemployment in Gujarat. About 27,000 crore jobs are lying vacant there” (And the fact is, population of India is 130 crore. How come 27k crore jobs are lying vacant over there?).
    Dawaiyon K Daam Badha Diye Gaye Hain. Pehle 1,000 Mein Milti Thi. Ab 1 lakh Mein Milengi. Par Isse Ameer Logo Ko Nuksaan Nahi Hoga. Nuksaan Gareeb Logo Ko Hoga. Gareeb Janta Maregi. Yahan Yeh Humari Behne Baithi Hain, Inke Baccho Ko Cancer Hoga, Toh Inke Bacche Marenge (cost of medicines have now been increased. Earlier, say, a medicine cost 1,000. Now it will cost 1 lakh. This won’t affect the rich people. This will affect our poor people. They will die. Our sisters sitting over here, their kids will die).
    “This morning I got up at night, 4 O’clock in the morning.”


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]