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Rahul Gandhi in Mandi highlights: Modi govt’s economic policies have caused unemployment

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kicks off election campaigning in Himachal Pradesh where the ruling party fights against a resurgent BJP to retain power.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2017 15:05 IST
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Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh welcomes Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in mandi on Saturday.
Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh welcomes Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in mandi on Saturday.(Congress Twitter )

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who returned to Delhi from three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi on Friday, addressed “Vikas se Vijay Ki Aur” rally in Mandi of election-bound Himachal Pradesh.

Gandhi backed Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who has been facing cases of alleged corruption and disproportionate assets, and said Singh will be CM for the 7th term.

using which the opposition BJP aims to pin him down.

In Amethi, rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying: “The BJP government has completed three-and-a-half years and has only one-and-a-half years left. The prime minister should work now for employment generation and for farmers.”

Here are the highlights of Rahul Gandhi’s speech:

2.15pm: The Congress vice president compares the Himachal Pradesh government with Gujarat’s BJP regime, says Himachal witnessed more development in five years.

2.10pm: Rahul Gandhi alleges NDA government’s economic policies caused unemployment. “Gujarat alone has 50 lakh jobless youth.”

2.08pm: The Congress had proposed GST maximum limit at 18% but the Modi government fixed it 28%. Small and medium businesses will not be able to pay such a huge tax, says Congress vice president.

2.05pm: PM Modi has hurt the economy first by demonetisation and then 5-slab Goods and Service Tax, says Rahul Gandhi.

2.03pm: The Congress vice president criticises Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says “the person who doesn’t listen to people has no right to lead the country”.

1.58pm: Rahul Gandhi says Virbhadra Singh will be chief minister for 7th term.

1.53pm: The only problem today before the country is unemployment: Rahul Gandhi at Bath in Himachal Pradesh.

1.52pm: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi begisn speech in Mandi.