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Kejriwal, Modi both running one-man show, have misled people: Rahul at Delhi rally

Ahead of the crucial MCD polls in Delhi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally at Ramlila Maidan on Tuesday. He targeted both AAP and BJP rivals for not doing anything for the people of Delhi.

delhi Updated: Mar 24, 2017 23:27 IST
Parvez Sultan
Parvez Sultan
Hindustan Times
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses Congress workers at a rally organized by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee in on Tuesday at the Ramlila Maidan.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday drew a parallel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and said both the leaders are running ‘one-man show’.

Referring to poll promises made by Modi and Kejriwal ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha and 2015 Delhi assembly polls, Gandhi said both the leaders had misled the public.

“Like Modiji, Kejriwal claims that he will bring ‘change’ alone. One person cannot do that. We (Congress leaders) don’t consider ourselves as ‘supreme learned people’. Whenever Congress forms a government, it resonates with the voice of every Indian,” said Gandhi.

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Setting the tone of his party’s campaign for upcoming civic polls in the national capital, he further said that the Congress will not field any ‘parachute candidates’ and neither would it succumb to any pressure.

“We will give tickets to those who are grassroots worker. We will pick new faces and promote them. Delhi’s voice will echo in the three corporations,” he said.

Gandhi was addressing a gathering of party workers at Ramlila Maidan on Tuesday just a month ahead of municipal elections in the capital. Present on the occasion were former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, former Union minister and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal, state unit chief Ajay Maken, state in-charge PC Chacko, and several former ministers of Delhi.

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Intensifying his attack on Kejriwal, Gandhi said like Modi has caused loss to the nation, the Delhi CM was doing a similar thing to Delhi. “The Congress worked for 15 years in the city. The AAP government did not do anything. They just played politics of false promises. Corruption still exists in corporations,” he said adding that in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), only Kejriwal’s instructions are followed.

First Published: Mar 07, 2017 23:30 IST