Chhattisgarh, India: Rahul Gandhi, a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress party, has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government, alleging that they are working to benefit a select group of billionaires in India. This criticism follows recent reports of alleged stock manipulation by the Adani Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates.
Gandhi pointed to a Financial Times article that claimed billionaire Gautam Adani had transferred substantial sums of money from India, causing a surge in the share prices of his own companies. Speaking at a rally in Chhattisgarh, a state currently preparing for upcoming elections, Gandhi vowed that governments formed under the Congress banner in various states, including Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh, would prioritize the welfare of the poor over corporate interests.
He further suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be unlikely to order an inquiry into the Adani Group’s alleged activities, insinuating that such an investigation might reveal losses for entities other than Adani.
“Before every election, BJP presents a number. They say they will get 230 seats to 250 seats. But every poor person in Karnataka voted for Congress,” Gandhi remarked while referencing the BJP’s electoral defeat in Karnataka’s assembly elections.
Gandhi also accused the right-wing party of undermining India’s economic foundations, particularly through policies like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetization. He claimed that these measures intentionally harmed small business owners.
As the political landscape in India continues to evolve, the role of corporate entities and their influence on government decisions remains a contentious issue, with leaders like Rahul Gandhi vowing to prioritize the interests of the less privileged in their policies and governance.
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