Latur | Jagran News Desk: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday addressed an election rally in Maharashtra’s Latur and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah by saying that the duo is trying to ‘distract people from core issues’.

Addressing a rally at Ausa in Maharashtra's Latur district for the upcoming state polls, the Congress leader said that the youths are asking for jobs but the government is asking them ‘to watch the moon’, in an apparent reference to ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission.

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“When youth ask for jobs, the government tells them to watch the Moon. It is the work of the media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to distract people's attention from core issues,” said the former Congress President.

He further said that the government is talking about Article 370, moon but is silent about the problems that are plaguing the country.

The Congress leaders also attacked the media saying that it is silent on the farmers' distress and the lack of jobs in the country. He also alleged that Rs 5.5 lakh crore debt of ‘15 rich people’ was waived off by the Narendra Modi government.

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“Who got the benefit of demonetisation? Nirav Modi ran away. PM Narendra Modi says 'hang me if the demonetisation did not benefit anyone' but who got the benefit of it?” he said.

“Sending a rocket to the Moon would not put food in the stomachs of the people of Maharashtra,” he added.  

Parties have geared up for the elections in Maharashtra and Haryana which are just eight days away. On Sunday, multiple rallies were addressed by PM Modi, Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi.

The elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21 while the results will be announced on October 24.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma