Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of Lying About Amethi Ordnance Factory

March 04, 2019 14:37
Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of Lying About Amethi Ordnance Factory

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Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of Lying About Amethi Ordnance Factory:- Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he criticized the opposition party on Sunday while touring the Gandhi bastion Amethi ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress president tweeted in Hindi saying: “I laid the foundation stone for Amethi ordnance factory in 2010 and for the past many years it has been manufacturing small arms. Yesterday you went to Amethi and, as usual, lied.”

In response to Rahul Gandhi, Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh responded saying nothing came out of the factory.

“Wish you were right, fact remains that nothing came out of the factory. Your stooges didn’t let it function,nor did they care about the armed forces or the security of the nation,” Singh tweeted.

PM Modi on Sunday flounced the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi, kicking off a number of projects and attacking the Congress on the development and national security issues.

Announcing the launch of a joint venture between India and Russia for the manufacture of AK 203 Kalashnikov assault rifles in Amethi’s Ordnance factory, Modi said Amethi was the perfect example of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s policy of ‘Sabka Saath, sabka Vikas’.

The PM flayed the Congress for misusing the country’s resources saying that the Amethi ordnance factory, launched in 2007, was supposed to begin production from 2010 but nothing happened.

“Tall promises were made. Your local MP promised that he would ensure employment to 1,500 locals in this ordnance factory but merely 200 got jobs. Imagine those who couldn’t ensure jobs to people in Amethi are now lecturing on employment,” Modi said, adding that the AK-203 would be the best publicity for Amethi.

“Now, Amethi will not be known for a famous family but for AK 203, ‘Made in Amethi’. These rifles will help our jawans in encounters with Naxals and terrorists,” he said and added that those who cheated Amethi also ignored the country’s defense needs.

The PM alleged that the Rafale deal was bitterly opposed by the Congress for the sake of commission and added that the first Rafale jet would be seen flying on Indian skies soon.

Rahul Gandhi has been standing for the Amethi constituency in the Lok Sabha since 2004 and before him, his mother Sonia Gandhi held the seat for one term.

After Amethi district was set up in 1967, the Congress has won all Lok Sabha elections barring two - 1977, when Janata Party won and 1998 when BJP won. In the past, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and his brother Sanjay have also represented the seat.

By Sowmya

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