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People’s anger will be visible in poll results: Congress


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New Delhi, Oct 28: The Congress on Saturday alleged that the Modi government has “failed” to control rising prices and asserted that the anger of the people troubled by inflation will be clearly visible in the results of the upcoming elections.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh cited a media report on the rising prices of onions and garlic.
In a post in Hindi on X, Ramesh said inflation is continuously increasing and it has become difficult for common and poor people to live.
The Narendra Modi government came to power with the promise of reducing inflation but it has completely failed to control it in the last nine-and-a-half years, he said.
“To hide its (government’s) failure, it is trying to divert people’s attention,” Ramesh alleged.
But people are seeing and understanding everything, he added.
“The anger of the people troubled by inflation will be clearly visible in the results of the upcoming election,” Ramesh said.
Elections are taking place in five states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram – and the results will be declared on December 3.
The Congress has been attacking the government over its handling of the economy and raising concerns over “increasing” unemployment and price rise.
Amit Shah targets Rahul and Priyanka
In a veiled swipe at Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said a brother and sister duo whose “origins are in Italy” won’t be able to understand the development done by the Narendra Modi government.
Addressing a public meeting at Junnardeo (ST seat) in Chhindwara district of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Shah said the people of the state will celebrate three Diwalis this year including the one for BJP’s victory and another for the installation of Lord Ram Lalla’s idol in Ayodhya temple by PM Modi.
Chhindwara is the pocketborough of Madhya Pradesh Congress president and former chief minister Kamal Nath who is in the fray for the November 17 assembly elections.
When the world is praising India’s growth story, the Congress is unable to see any positivity in the country, the BJP MP alleged.
“The brother and sister (Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra) while roaming in poll-bound states keep asking what has been done (by the BJP-led Centre), but they won’t be able to understand this (development) as their origin is in Italy. Those having their origin in India will clearly understand this,” Shah said.
The BJP had often raked up the Italian origin of Sonia Gandhi, mother of Rahul and Priyanka.
Earlier in the day, Shah kicked off his three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh by paying homage at the statues of legendary Gondwana tribal rulers Shankar Shah and his son Raghunath Shah at their memorial near Rani Durgavati Hospital in Jabalpur.
In the next two days, Shah will tour Chhatarpur, Rewa, Shahdol, Ujjain, Indore and Gwalior districts to address divisional meetings, public gatherings and take part in different functions, party functionaries said. (PTI)


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