In his one-question-a-day series to highlight the 22 years of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state of Gujarat, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday posed his tenth question to the party on his Twitter account. He has started the series under the hashtag ‘GujaratMaangeJawab’ to take on the present government. In his tenth question, Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of adivasi land. He said that the land was taken away by the state government and the adivasis were put in the doldrums for several years.
Raising the issue of displacement of the adivasis, the Congress Vice President said it broke their community. He also questioned the government on Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) which was designed for the development of tribal people. The Congress leader posed a question to PM Narendra Modi about the Rs 55,000 crore allotted for VKJ scheme.
22 सालों का हिसाब#गुजरात_मांगे_जवाब
10 वां सवाल:
आदिवासी से छीनी जमीन
नहीं दिया जंगल पर अधिकार
अटके पड़े हैं लाखों जमीन के पट्टे
न चले स्कूल न मिला अस्पताल
न बेघर को घर न युवा को रोजगार
पलायन ने दिया आदिवासी समाज को तोड़
मोदीजी, कहाँ गए वनबंधु योजना के 55 हजार करोड़?
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 8, 2017
The 47-year-old Rahul Gandhi has recently visited several tribal areas and held a series of interactive sessions with tribals to woo them. With a population of nine million, the Tribals in Gujarat make up around 16-17% of the total population in the state of Gujarat. Taking a dig at BJP, the Congress leader said they have shown unbelievable disrespect towards the people of Gujarat. He also said that there is manifesto for the people, no vision and no ideas presented for Gujarat’s future.
“The BJP has shown unbelievable disrespect towards the people of Gujarat. Campaign is over and STILL no mention of a manifesto for the people, no vision and no ideas presented for Gujarat’s future,” Congress leader said.
The first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 is scheduled to be held on December 9, 2017. All 182 members of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly will be elected and the leader of the largest party or coalition will become the next Chief Minister.