Congress launches 2019 poll campaign by targeting Modi, Shah

Apr 30, 2018, 01:59
Congress launches 2019 poll campaign by targeting Modi, Shah

"People are not tolerating Congress' lies, empty promises, corruption, and communalism".

The Gandhi scion blew the poll bugle for the next year's Lok Sabha elections and said that after surpassing expectations in Gujarat elections, Congress party will emerge victorious in 2019 general elections. So, now when people listen to the speech, they look for the element of truth in it.

At the Jan Aakrosh Rally in Delhi on Sunday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi castigated the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a range of issues, including "corruption", attacks on Dalits and tribals, crimes against women, Rafale deal with France, judicial crisis, agrarian crisis, India's relations with China, etc.

According to a report, Rahul pointed fingers at the Modi government for being insensitive towards the atrocities faced by farmers. Every year 20 million people were promised a job.

The former prime minister said what has happened in the banking sector with Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi having taken thousands of crores of loans and run away from the country, is for everybody to see.

After his recent temple visits to reportedly peddle the Congress" "soft Hindutva' and erase its pro-minority image, the party chief was also seeking to change its image of being an "elitist" outfit out of touch with the grassroots. "The nation is going through turbulent times under Prime Minister Modi", Sonia Gandhi told the party's Jan Akrosh rally here.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the BJP chief said that the rally organised by the Congress highlighted the increasing irrelevance of a "dynasty and their courtiers", who were overthrown from one State after another in the elections.

Rahul also slammed the Modi Government over Kathua and Unnao rape cases and said, "For the first time, an Indian PM has been asked to protect woman of the country on foreign soil".

"I also hope the Congress president apologises to the nation for the Party's efforts to trample over every possible institution in the country just due to their power-hungry nature".

Gandhi claimed that he had urged Modi to waive farmers's loans, but did not receive a response.

"It is clear from this that if the parliament does not function, it can pose danger to the democracy in the country". Today such an atmosphere is being created where the constitutional institutions are being insulted. "China gives employment to 50,000 individuals in 24 hours, but we give employment to just 450 people", says Rahul Gandhi.

"Shah questioned the Congress party for 'disallowing" the Parliament from functioning and preventing the formation of an OBC commission. "The media can not play its role and it is being stopped from doing so", she said.

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