Smriti Irani says Rahul becomes Shiv bhakt only during polls
Hitting out at the Congress, Union Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday said Rahul Gandhi chants LordRams name and also becomes a Shiv bhakt as and when elections approach.
Addressing an election rally at Ramagundam, she said "How long you (Congress) are going to divide and mislead people in the name of religion? I am saying this because the constituency's name is Ramagundam and every child in Ramagundam is identified with Ram.
When the Congress party was in power they filed an affidavit in court and said there was no existence of lord Ram. Now as and when the elections come,Rahul Gandhi not only chantsLordRam's name but also becomes a Shiv Bhakt," Irani said.
Asserting that the Modi government at the Centre was committed to the development of Telangana, theUnion Textiles minister alleged that the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi had "failed" to take the central schemes to people at the grass-root level.
At another election rally in Nizamabad, she said if voted to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party would provide bicycles free of cost to girl students from class VII to X, besides scooter at 50 per cent subsidy to young ladies pursuing higher studies.
Highlighting the promises made in the BJP manifesto for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana, she said her party would waive farm loans up to Rs two lakh.
She claimed that as many as 20 lakh families in Telangana were given free gas connections under the Ujjwala Yojana scheme and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had sanctioned over two lakh houses to the state.
(With inputs from agencies.)