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Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi after a man walked 1,300 km to remind him of poll promise; BJP points to Congress failure

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 June 2018, 12:41 IST

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Narendra Modi and reminded him his promises he made to the Odisha's Rourkela people in 2014, after a man walked 1, 350 km barefoot to meet him. PM Modi in 2014 promised Odisha people of a multi-speciality hospital on the Steel City. Slamming the PM Modi over not fulfilling the promise he made villagers, Gandhi called it Modi government failure.

"The PM promised Rourkela a multi-speciality hospital three years ago. Now, Muktikant Biswal has walked 1,300 km to Delhi because the PM hasn't kept his promise & people are dying," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.  The Congress chief also said that "the people of India & the Congress party will keep the PM's promise for him".

Gandhi also promises to help the man who is an idol maker. “ I assure Mr Biswal: the people of India & the Congress party will keep the PM’s promise for him,” he tweeted.

Responding to Rahul’s tweet, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan said at a press meet, “He says many things about Shikanji, McDonald’s and what not. He does not know what he is saying”. He said Biswal’s “long journey is the symbol of the failure of the long rule of the Congress”.

At Rourkela in 2015, the Prime Minister had said, “The government of India has decided that IGH (Ispat General Hospital) will be converted into a medical college and super speciality hospital, though I hope no one has to go there and no one falls sick.”

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First published: 18 June 2018, 12:41 IST
 
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