Addressing people who had gathered to welcome him before he continued his campaign in the state's Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Gandhi also lashed out at BJP leaders in the state.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on day four of his "Jana Aashirwada Yatre" in the poll-bound Karnataka attacked BJP on several issues and said the Modi govt is trying to "bureaucratise" every government institutions. According to the Congress president, this approach was contrary to his party's, which was to let the people capture the institution.
Gandhi said Modi had "failed" to create jobs and address farmer distress. "There is a good atmosphere for Congress party", he told reporters after an interaction with professionals and representatives of the business community here. It was not RBI, it was not Arun Jaitley (Finance Minister), it was not an officer in the Finance Ministry. t was a particular ideologue of the RSS. Referring to GST, the Congress President said, "If the Congress forms the government in the Congress center in 2019, then changes in GST rules will be made so that people can get relief".
The BJP and the NDA had a long-drawn battle with the Congress in Parliament over the tax, Gandhi said.
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He also alleged that the ministers of the Modi Government are not working independently because the RSS people have been there in every ministry. Do you know who gave the prime minister the idea of the note ban? "Cap the single tax at 18 per cent", he said.
Mr Gandhi blamed the BJP government for not heeding to its demand for a simplified GST but insisted on a five-tier tax structure. "They did not listen to us. We have to talk because war is not an option", she said.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today interacted with party leaders and workers from across the country at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here, while carrying on the partys old tradition.