Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal on Friday took a jibe at the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi as the latter talked of a “surgical strike” on poverty.
“I was only seven years old when his grandmother (Indira Gandhi) had said the same thing. I was 20 years old when his father (Rajiv Gandhi) said — I send one rupee and only 15 paise reach the poor people,” Mr Goyal said while talking to reporters.
“Rahul should answer why his family allowed poverty to stay for 30 years,” Goyal said while asserting that the Congress is a party of lies and deceit. “People will do a surgical strike on the Congress and the DMK,” the Union Minister said.
“I was 40 years old in 2004 when his mother (Sonia Gandhi) and he himself said — Congress Kaa Haath Garibon Ke Saath. Now I am 54 years old and I am still hearing the same thing which I heard when I was 7 years old,” the Union Minister said.
Commenting on the recent judgement of the Supreme Court on Rafale, he said, “The argument in the SC was not on the merit of the case. We are happy that this controversy will be put to rest once and for all.”
Mentioning the scams of the UPA govern and the National Herald Case, Goyal said that, “First he (Rahul) should answer the corruption of Rs 12 lakh crore. Why he cheated India by taking over shares of the National Herald for free.”
The Union Minister mentioned how he has been listening to the same thing from the Gandhi family since he (Goyal) was seven years old and till date their agenda remains that same.