Rahul Gandhi breaks silence, responds to Jayanthi Natarajan’s allegations

New Delhi(Web Team): Rahul Gandhi alleged that Natrajan, who quit the Congress recently, has been put up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to target the Congress party.

Breaking his silence almost after five days, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, refuted the allegations levelled by former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan.

Addressing a rally in Delhi’s Janakpuri, Rahul Gandhi said, “I told Jayanthi Natarajan that we should look into the welfare of the poor, adivasis and environment. I have always fought for the underprivileged and I will continue to do so fearlessly.”

He alleged that Natrajan, who quit the Congress recently, has been put up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to target the Congress party.

Jayanthi Natarajan on January 30, had revolted against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and resigned from the Congress saying there was no democracy in it, underlining the power structure and adding to the woes of the party.

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Natarajan had accused Rahul Gandhi of instructing her to delay projects without any explanation and then complaining that there were bottlenecks in the environment ministry. In other words, that she was made the scapegoat for the delays in giving environmental clearance to projects. According to Natarajan, the Congress leadership had sent “specific inputs” on certain industrial projects being evaluated by the environment ministry and that she was the one who was “vilified, humiliated and sidelined” by it.

Rahul said that he joined politics to ensure welfare for the poor and the weaker sections of the society and not to benefit some businessmen as he attacked Modi, alleging that the PM was working only to benefit his “industrial friends”.

Bringing up the issue of suit Narendra Modi wore on Republic Day, Rahul said, ” Modi wears a suit worth Rs 10 lakh and even that is not made in India, when he speaks of “Make In India”.

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He further added, “During Lok Sabha polls, Modi made many promises and I said one man alone can’t change India. Making promises is easy, working is different.”

Rahul Gandhi also promised to give Delhi full statehood within two years of winning the Delhi polls.