New Delhi: Top Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, are holding a Jan Aakrosh rally against the BJP governemnt at Ramlila Maidan.
At the national-level “Jan Akrosh Rally” which comes ahead of the crucial Karnataka elections on May 12, is aimed at attacking the present government on “unfulfilled promises and divisive politics.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a fusillade on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government on Sunday, questioning why the country’s “chowkidar” (gatekeeper) was silent on issues of graft and weakening of institutions.
Addressing his party’s ‘Jan Aakrosh’ rally, Gandhi said the prime minister also did not speak on the case of judge BH Loya and agrarian distress.
“Modi ji did not speak a single word on Doklam during his visit to China. What kind of prime minister is he?” asked Gandhi at the rally held at Ramilia Maidan in New Delhi
Further targeting the prime minister, Gandhi sought to compare the performance of the governments led by his party with that of the Modi dispensation at the Centre
“Prime Minister Modi gave unemployment, ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ (the term the Congress coined for the Goods and Services Tax to target the government), BJP MLA inflicted atrocities on women (Unnao rape case) in his tenure,” Gandhi said.
Gandhi claimed the Congress united all sections of society and spread love in 70 years unlike the BJP, which allegedly attacked Dalits and minorities Gandhi charged that farmers were under stress, but their loans were not written off by the government, which, he added, waived of debts of corporate houses.
Gandhi exuded confidence that his party will emerge victorious in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh assembly polls and defeat the BJP in the 2019 general polls.