India faces its ‘worst economic crisis’, heading for ‘disaster’: Rahul

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Kanyakumari: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that India was facing its “worst economic crisis” and headed for “disaster”, while alleging that a handful of big corporations controlled the country with the help of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking at the launch of the Congress ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ at a rally here, Gandhi said that during the British period there was an East India Company that controlled the country, now there are three or four companies that do.

“Today India is facing the worst economic crisis in its history. The highest unemployment rate we have ever seen and the country is heading for disaster,” he said.

“Unfortunately, our friends in the media are totally controlled,” the former Congress leader said in his speech which was simultaneously translated into Tamil by an interpreter.

Gandhi said everyone understands the country’s economic situation. However, we would never see unemployment or rising prices on television and only the image of the Prime Minister.

“The BJP government has systematically attacked farmers, workers and small and medium enterprises in this country,” he said.

A handful of big corporations now control the whole country, Gandhi claimed.

Ports, airports, coal, electricity, telecommunications, each industry is controlled by a handful of companies, he said.

“The Prime Minister will not last a day without their support. They control the media and ensure that the prime minister is on television 24 hours a day. In return, the prime minister pursues policies that are in his interest,” Gandhi alleged.

He said demonetization, a flawed Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and the Three Farm Bills were all designed to help the same few businessmen.

“The idea is very similar to what the British used to do to divide India, make Indians fight each other and then rob Indian people. called the East India Company, it was a big corporation that controlled all of India,” Gandhi said.

Today there are three or four big corporations controlling all of India, he said.

Policies such as demonetization, GST and farm laws are designed to hurt India’s future and India’s poor, he said.

Saying that jobs are created by small and medium enterprises and farmers, Gandhi said today that small and medium enterprises have been crippled by BJP policies and farmers are barely surviving.

“So the result is that it is impossible for India to create jobs for its young people. While our youth cannot earn money, prices continue to rise. So we are heading for difficult times,” he said.

Gandhi stressed that it is very important to bring the people of India together and ensure that “we are united for India to be strong”.

This is the purpose of Bharat Jodo Yatra, he added.

“The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ is designed to listen to the Indian people. We don’t want to crush the voice of the Indian people,” Gandhi said.

“We want to listen to the Indian people,” he added.

Earlier today, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes to his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the latter’s memorial in Sriperumbudur, and said he lost his father to ” hatred and division” and that he did not want to lose his country. this.

The Congress leader also attended an event in Kanyakumari where Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MP Stalin, Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan and Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh were present.

In a symbolic gesture at the start of the “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, Stalin handed over the national flag to Gandhi and the two leaders saluted the tricolor, signifying the broad theme of unity.

Earlier, Stalin welcomed him here and joined the Congress leader in the prayer meeting at the Gandhi Memorial.

After the event at the Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam, Gandhi and other Congress leaders went to the seaside where the gathering was being held and the yatra was officially launched.

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