Travelling by train has become punishment: Rahul Gandhi’s fresh attack on Centre

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday claimed that the poor policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are weakening the railways, adding that travelling by train has become a punishment under the BJP-led Central government. Sharing a video clip of passengers facing inconvenience during their train journey, Rahul Gandhi in a post on X said, “In the rule of Narendra Modi, travelling by train has become a punishment! Passengers of every class are being harassed by the Modi government which is reducing the number of general coaches from common man’s trains and promoting only ‘elite trains’.”

Rahul Gandhi claimed that even those having confirmed tickets are facing inconvenience. “People are not able to sit comfortably on their seats even after getting confirmed tickets; the common man is forced to travel on the floor and hide in toilets,” he said. Wayanad MP further alleged that by showing railways in a poor light, the BJP wants to sell it to their “friends”. “The Modi Government, through its policies, wants to weaken the Railways and prove it ‘incompetent’ so that it can get an excuse to sell it to its friends. If we want to save the common man’s travel, then the Modi government which is busy ruining the railways will have to be removed,” he added.