Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that in contrast to Karnataka Congress government’s investments in people’s welfare, the Central government was allowing the ‘loot’ of the country’s wealth.
Addressing a rally at Chamarajanagar, Mr. Gandhi said the money looted by the likes of Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya belonged to the people of the country. Half of the amount spent by the Modi government on Scheduled Castes’ and Scheduled Tribes’ welfare in the country was spent by the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka alone,. The State government had distributed 5 lakh free cycles to students and books to 61 lakh students.
”The Modi government, which waived Rs. 2.5 lakh crore for a handful of corporates, has refused to extend a similar gesture to farmers.