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Rahul Gandhi mounts attack on PM at Jan Akrosh rally, says people are angry with govt

Congress president Rahul Gandhi also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a range of issues, accusing him of having double standards on corruption, undermining democratic institutions and failing to provide safety for women.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2018 13:58 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses ‘Jan Aakrosh Rally’ at Ramlila Ground in Delhi.(Photo: @INCIndia on Twitter)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched his party’s 2019 election campaign at a public rally in the national capital on Sunday, insisting that the grand old party will return to power in the next general elections.

“Congress surpassed the expectations in Gujarat assembly election and you all will witness the change in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan where we will win followed by the 2019 general elections. The Congress workers will not leave the side of truth,” he said at the Jan Aakrosh Rally, his first in Delhi since taking over as the party chief.

He also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a range of issues, accusing him of having double standards on corruption, messing up the economy, undermining democratic institutions and failing to provide safety for women.

12:40pm: Congress is set to win in upcoming elections in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and we will conquer the 2019 general elections, says Rahul Gandhi while addressing public rally at Ramlila Ground

12:30pm: In the last 70 years, Congress had helped unite the country. The government at the centre is spreading lies, says Rahul Gandhi

12:26pm: Speaking on the recent incidents of rape in the country, Rahul Gandhi said the PM did not speak anything.

12:24pm: Dalits and minorities are being attacked and PM does not speak up, says Rahul Gandhi

12:22pm: Demonetisation and ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ broke the backbone of informal sector, says Rahul Gandhi.

12:15pm: During demonetisation, they ask you to stand in queues to fight corruption. But then you realise that your money in the bank has gone to Nirav Modi’s pockets and he has left the country: Rahul Gandhi

12:14pm: PM Modi talks about corruption while sharing the stage with BS Yeddyurappa, says Congress president

12:10pm: Rahul Gandhi is addressing the rally at Ramlila Ground, says people of this country are angry with the present government

12:03pm: Let’s take a pledge against (Narendra) Modi and his party’s policies... We will fight against their policies, says Sonia Gandhi at Jan Aakrosh rally

12:02pm: Today, everyone is feeling unsafe and insecured”: Sonia Gandhi

12:01pm: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is addressing the rally.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 12:01 IST