Amritsar | Union Minister Nitin Gadkari hit out at Congress saying that all the Congress leaders have made promises to eradicate poverty, but none of them has failed to deliver.
Addressing a press conference at Amritsar in Punjab, he said,” For 72 years since the country attained Independence, Congress leaders have been making such promises, but they all failed to deliver,” Gadkari said while campaigning for Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from Fatehgarh Sahib, Darbara Singh Guru.
“When Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister, he promised to eradicate poverty. The same promise was made by his daughter Indira Gandhi, the grandmother of current Congress president Rahul Gandhi,” he said.
“The legacy followed and Indira Gandhi’s son, Rajiv Gandhi, who also became PM, promised to eradicate poverty. After that Rajiv’s wife Sonia Gandhi made Manmohan Singh the PM who also made a similar promise,” he said.
“Now, Rahul Gandhi is also promising that he will free the people of the country from poverty. He is promising to do what his ancestors could not. Does that mean nothing was done by all of them in 55 years of the Congress rule?” asks Gadkari.
The Minister for Water and road transport and highways, shipping and water resources, also talked about India’s decision to stop the water from flowing into Pakistan, “We have already started a study into the matter. The water that will be stopped from flowing into Pakistan will be given to Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan”.
Nitin Gadkari said that the treaty was based on the peaceful relations between the two nations, but now that those relations do not exist, they are not bound to follow this treaty.