Rahul In Gujarat Highlights: Cong Govt Will Bring Better Income Guarantee Scheme
Posted on January 09, 2018 by mike 80 out of 100 based on 526 user ratings
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had a busy schedule on Thursday as he targetted the Modi government at Ajmer (Rajasthan) and Valsad (Gujarat) over a number of issues ranging from Rafale to black money, farmers’ issues to GST. At Congress’ Sewa Dal National Convention in Ajmer, Rahul took a jibe at the Narendra Modi-led Centre and sounded the poll bugle ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
He headed to Valsad in Gujarat in the afternoon to address a public meeting — his first in the state since 2017. While speaking at the Jan Aakrosh Rally in Gujarat, Gandhi criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre for insulting the tribals, farmers and favouring a few industrialists. Gandhi has been on the offensive, targeting the BJP over what he says is a scam in the Rafale deal and accusing the ruling government of destroying the credibility of institutions.
Gandhi’s rallies come a day after leaders from Opposition parties came together in New Delhi in a show of strength against the BJP-led NDA. Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Mamata Banerjee (TMC), N Chandrababu Naidu (TDP), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) and Farooq Abdullah (National Conference) met last night and discussed the idea of a national pre-poll alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a common minimum programme.
Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan and Gujarat LIVE UPDATES: The Congress president is holding two rallies today. Follow the latest news below.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is addressing two rallies today — one in Ajmer in Rajasthan and the other in Gujarat's Valsad. In Ajmer, he will address the party's national convention.
The Congress president Wednesday met a host of Opposition leaders, including TMC's Mamata Banerjee, NCP's Sharad Pawar, TDP's Chandrababu Naidu, NC's Farooq Abdullah and, interestingly, AAP's Arvind Kejriwal. The Congress is considering a pre-poll alliance with these parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
After the meeting, Mamata said: “We need to coordinate. It is clear that our slogan — Sabko ek rakho, desh ko bachao; Save India from disaster, from the hands of BJP, Modi and Amit Shah, resonates… Modi hatao, desh bachao… We will go in for a pre-poll alliance so that it doesn’t become a post-poll irritant."
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"We are in agreement on the idea of a common minimum agenda/programme. Rahul will share a draft with us," Mamata added.