Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a strong attack on the BJP, saying its government in Madhya Pradesh was “epicentre of corruption” and was not paying the proper price to farmers for their crops.
Addressing a rally in Shajapur in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi also attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying it had not released caste census data and there was very small representation of OBCs in central government’s secretary-level posts.
Gandhi accused the BJP government of trying to create divisions in society.
"On one side is the Congress Party, Gandhiji and on the other side is the BJP, RSS and Godse. On one side there is hatred and violence and on the other side, there is love, respect and brotherhood. Wherever they (BJP) go, they spread hatred but now the youth and farmers of Madhya Pradesh have started hating them... Madhya Pradesh is the epicentre of corruption in the country," he said.
Gandhi attacked the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and said Congress state governments work for the poor and keep their promises to the people.
“Madhya Pradesh government is not giving the right price to the farmers for their crops. Go and ask the farmers of Chhattisgarh how much money they get for the paddy crop. What we promised, we completed it. For the first time in the history of India, farmers are paying taxes. They implemented GST, our government works for the poor and farmers,” Rahul Gandhi said.
He said a Congress government at the Centre will go for a caste census.
"When I ask the question how many Dalits, OBCs, tribals, Generals are there in the country, no one is able to answer it. After forming the government at the Centre, the first thing we will do is to conduct a caste census,” Gandhi said.