Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu):
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mentioned PM Modi doesn’t perceive the spirit, language, tradition or historical past of Tamil Nadu, but he’s controlling the state authorities by way of the central investigation companies.
Addressing the folks of the state throughout a roadshow in Coimbatore, the Congress chief mentioned he has familial ties with the state and is indebted to the folks of Tamil Nadu for having a loving relationship along with his grandmother and father.
“There’s a authorities in Delhi that wishes to suppress the Tamil tradition, language and historical past. And the Prime Minister believes that India ought to solely have just one language, one tradition and one concept. Prime Minister believes that whole India ought to worship just one particular person referred to as Narendra Modi. He doesn’t perceive the spirit of Tamil folks,” Mr Gandhi mentioned.
The Congress chief mentioned he has visited the state to battle for the rights of the Tamil folks.
Mr Gandhi additional claimed that the schemes of the central authorities like demonetisation and Items and Providers Tax (GST) are destroying the small and medium industries within the state and added that the Central authorities is simply working in favour of some 5 or 6 industrialists.
“Tamil Nadu was the centre of commercial progress, however sadly right this moment it doesn’t occupy that place. I met representatives from small and medium industries right this moment and so they defined the harm achieved by demonstration and GST. Narendra Modi is doing all the pieces to weaken the MSME sector. What belongs to the farmers, MSME, and labourers, he’s giving to 5 or 6 large industrialists. We’re by no means going to permit that,” the Congress chief added.
He additional alleged that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) authorities within the state has compromised its place and is being managed by the Central authorities.
“You may have a authorities right this moment in Tamil Nadu that’s compromised. PM Modi used the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate to get what he needs. He thinks simply because he controls the federal government of Tamil Nadu, he can management the folks of Tamil Nadu. Nagpur can by no means decide the way forward for Tamil Nadu,” mentioned the Wayanad MP.
Invoking his private ”connections” with the state and its folks, Mr Gandhi mentioned he’s right here to pay again the love his household acquired from Tamil Nadu.
“I haven’t got a political relationship with Tamil Nadu. I’ve a household relationship with the state. I’ve a blood relationship with Tamil Nadu. I’ve come right here as your member of the family. I do not need something from you. I solely need your love and affection, and you recognize that my sentiment in the direction of you is pure and sincere. You had a loving relationship with my grandmother and father. So, I am indebted to you. You may have given me a lot love that I’ve to pay it again. I need to assist in as soon as once more constructing Tamil Nadu,” he added.
The Congress chief is on a three-day go to to the western belt in Tamil Nadu and can have interactions with farmers, weavers and most people.
He may also go to Tiruppur, Erode, Karur and Dindigul districts between January 23 to 25.