Mocking Congress’ promises and efforts to wipe away poverty from the country, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while addressing a rally in Howrah district in West Bengal said that India will actually be freed of poverty the day it gets rid of Congress.
Singh also said that since the days of Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress has been promising the eradication of poverty. Targeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi, he said, “Now, Rahul Gandhi is also assuring that. The fact is the day the country becomes free of the Congress, it will also get freedom from poverty,” he said.
The Home Minister also criticised the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in the state alleging that democracy has ceased to exist under its rule in the state.
“Democracy ceased to exist in Bengal. The way violence has been unleashed on opposition parties, is it a sign of democracy? In Bengal, we would fight till we restore democracy,” he stated. Singh also referred to the TMC slogan of ‘Ma, Maati and Manush’ and said “all the three — the mother, the motherland, and the people are suffering” under TMC rule.