Amid the anticipation and hype about US President Donald Trump's two-day visit to India, Congress has stepped up its attack on the Central government raking up the issue of wall allegedly built to hide the slums located along the road where Trump is said to travel to reach Motera stadium.
Taking to Twitter, Congress party has made a series of tweets attacking the government from issues ranging from 'the wall' to unemployment and alleging the government has raised an even bigger wall which "constantly aims to divide the society".
It's an inhuman tragedy that has taken place in Gujarat where a wall has been built to hide a slum. This wall is symbolic of all the distractions BJP comes up with to hide their failures in the economy & our society. #WallOfDivision pic.twitter.com/CEuizaG3VV— Congress (@INCIndia) February 24, 2020
A wall has been built in Gujarat but a greater one has been built in the hearts & minds of Indians - it is the wall of hatred. This wall constantly aims to divide our society and it is only us and our unity that can break it.#WallOfDivision pic.twitter.com/c1Br8wEOv9— Congress (@INCIndia) February 24, 2020
However, senior government officials from Ahmedabad administration have reportedly stated that the wall was not built to conceal the slums but for security reasons and also a part of the beautification and cleanliness drive. Authorities have also served eviction notices to 45 families living in another slum area near Motera Stadium where the grand event Namaste Trump will be held. The officials have reportedly stated that the land belongs to civic body and evictions were done within the jurisdiction of the law. The opposition including Congress has argued why the slums still exist despite PM Modi being former Chief Minister of Gujarat for 12 years and has been the prime minister of the nation for 6 years.