Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that while several businesses suffered after the Centre’s demonetisation drive, a company owned by Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah’s son came out “from its ashes”, Hindustan Times reported. He was referring to a news report, which had revealed that Jay Shah’s company saw a huge spike in revenues the year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.
He made the jibe at a public meeting during his election campaign in poll-bound Gujarat. He said that the Narendra Modi government lacks the will to listen to the people, and it favours crony capitalism. “Be it GST or demonetisation, Modiji implemented policies without listening to anyone,” Gandhi was quoted as saying.
He also said Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model had failed, and everyone in the state knows it, ANI reported. The Congress scion said his party would “listen to farmers, labourers, women and small businessmen” if voted to power. “They have not been heard in past 22 years of the BJP government in Gujarat,” said Gandhi.
He is scheduled to visit five districts of central Gujarat over three days as part of his poll campaign.