Jaipur: The big takeaways from Rahul Gandhi’s address to Congress workers in Jaipur on Saturday. Rafale fighter planes from France and the deal came under fire from Rahul and it seems the Congress would bank on this controversial dal to pursue their poll campaign……
On Loan waiver: In the last two years, the government has written off the debt worth Rs 2.30 lakh crore of about 15 industrialists.
I went to meet the PM and asked him to write off the debt of farmers of Rajasthan, of farmer in UP. His response to me was – nothing. When the biggest industrialists take credit worth lakhs of assets and do not return it, you call it non-performing assets. But when a farmer or a small businessman is unable to pay off his debt, you call him a defaulter and put them in jail
Women safety: PM emphasizes on ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao. But government failed to tell you who to save your daughters from. In UP, a BJP MLA rapes a girl and not a word from the PM: Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan
On Rafale Defence Deal : UPA government had bought an airplane for Rs. 540 crore while PM Modi himself gave Rs 1600 crore to the French company for 1 aircraft.
According to the new contract, the PM Modi himself bought each fighter jet for Rs 16,000 crore, over three times the price
The fighter jet will now be made in France instead. Indians will not benefit from employment. Only Narendra Modi benefits from this contract
Anil Ambani has no qualification except being PM Modi’s friend
Not the defence minister, PM Modi himself has taken the money
On Corruption : PM Modi carries a list, says he doesn’t want to be prime minister but instead chowkidar (gatekeeper) of the nation. When asked questions on corruption, in a speech of 1.5 hours he doesn’t speak on Rafale for even a minute
On GST : Rahul promised to bring all goods and services under one tax slab and levy if his party comes into power in 2019.
As soon as the Congress party wins the 2019 [Lok Sabha] elections, we will replace these five different tax slabs of Gabbar Singh Tax with one GST.
We will also bring diesel and petrol under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax, which will reduce inflation.
The indirect tax system launched in July 2017 has five tax slabs: zero, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%.