HYDERABAD: Telangana Congress working president Mahesh Kumar Goud on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government failed to keep the prices of essential commodities, gas, diesel and petrol prices under check due to which the inflation is making the lives of poor and middle class sections miserable.
“If the per capita income was Rs 200 after independence, it went up to Rs 2 lakh the credit for creating such wealth goes to the previous Congress governments. On the other hand, the per capita debts have gone up to Rs 2 lakh under Modi-governance,” he said.
Mahesh Kumar Goud who hoisted the national flag at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday said the country did not have an industry to indigenously manufacture even a needle at the time of independence but visionary Prime Ministers like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi among others made the country a strong economic power with five-year plans and other progressive policies.
“While the East India Company looted India’s wealth, the Modi-government is giving away projects, contracts and debt waivers on a pallet to corporates and private business tycoons. Now, the BJP government is also against welfare schemes and is terming them as freebies,” said the Congress leader.
“The BJP does not have a single leader which it can boast of having made sacrifices during the independence struggle. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had sought mercy from the British when he was jailed,” alleged Mahesh Kumar Goud.
Listing out the sacrifices made by the Congress leaders during the independence struggle, the TPCC working president called upon the party cadres to prepare for another round of struggle to save democracy, secularism and the Constitution in the country from vested interests.