Will the PM take 45 more years to fulfil the promises made to Gujarat, asks Rahul Gandhi

The Congress vice-president tore into Narendra Modi, citing the track record of the BJP government in job creation and providing housing

Photo courtesy: Twitter
Photo courtesy: Twitter

NH Web Desk

On Wednesday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the promises he made to the people of Gujarat in 2012 as the Chief Minister of the state.

He said Modi promised in 2012 to provide 50 lakh new houses to the people. However, only 4.72 lakh houses have been built so far. “Mr Prime Minister, is it going to take another 45 years to fulfil the promise?” Rahul tweeted

In 2012, when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of the poll-bound state, he had said his party would focus on creating 30 lakh new jobs for the youth and provide 50 lakh houses to the urban and rural poor as part of a slew of welfare schemes for all-round development of the state at an estimated expenditure of Rs 3 lakh crore, over the next five years.

According to the figures tweeted by Rahul Gandhi, it is clear that only 4.72 lakh houses were built by the government in 5 years, which means that the state government has fallen 90 per cent short of the target.

The BJP government in the state had promised to create 30 lakh jobs for the youth of the state but going by the official figures, only 0.26 lakh new jobs were added in a month which translates into less than 1,000 jobs a day.

Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi both are in Gujarat to campaign for their parties ahead of the December 9 and 14 Assembly polls.

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