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Highlights | ‘Demonetisation biggest scam ever’, Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi in Bihar

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party’s election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls with the ‘Jan Akanksha’ rally at the historic Gandhi Maidan today.

By HT Correspondent | Feb 03, 2019 16:03 IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan on Sunday to kick off Congress’ election campaign for the Lok Sabha polls 2019.

Being held after a gap of 28 years — the last was addressed by the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1989 — the Congress’ rally, titled Jan Akanksha rally, is significant for the party which had been on decline in the state since 1998 when it joined hands with Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Along with Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and Ahmed Patel are also going to be at the event today.

Watch| Farmers are worth only Rs 17 to the BJP government: Rahul Gandhi


Follow the highlights below:

3:53pm IST

If Congress comes to power,Patna University will be given status of central university: Rahul Gandhi

Modi ji, you said you will provide 2 Crore jobs every year. Did anyone receive jobs? No.I had promised farm loan will be waived off within 10 days in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. If Congress comes to power at centre,Patna University will be given status of central university, says Rahul Gandhi

03:15 pm IST

Minimum income to every poor in the country: Rahul Gandhi

When the Congress comes in power, we will give minimum income to every poor in India.

03:08 pm IST

Youth from Bihar kicked out of Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi

For employment, a youth from Bihar is roaming the entire country. Go to any village in Bihar and ask the youth, what does he do? He will tell you that he does nothing but look for job. The youth has gone to Modi’s Gujarat, he was kicked out after they found out that he is from Bihar.

03:05 pm IST

Modi promised jobs, but where’s the employment?: Rahul Gandhi

Modi talks about Swachh Bharat mission, Make in India but what about Patna university? He had promised that every youth will get a job. Where is the employment?

03:03 pm IST

Chowkidaar is chor: Rahul Gandhi targets PM

Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi at ‘Jan Akanksha’ rally in Bihar.

03:00 pm IST

Chowkidaar became the PM, flew to France: Rahul Gandhi

Chowkidaar became the PM, directly flew to France. He met François Hollande, made the Rafale deal.

02:54 pm IST

Did anyone get those Rs 15 lakh promised by Modi? Rahul Gandhi

Modi took money from your pocket. From the people of Bihar, he took the money and gave it to Mallya, Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi. Modi had promised Rs 15 lakh... so did anyone present in this rally get those Rs 15 lakh which was promised?

02:50 pm IST

Modi gave crores to Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

Modi announced Rs 17 per day to farmers, that’s Rs 3.5 per member of that farmer’s family. On the other hand, Modi gave crores to Nirav Modi, Ambani, Mallya, Mehul Choksi.

02:45 pm IST

Together, we are going to remove BJP and Nitish: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress party is one. We are together and together we are going to remove BJP and Nitish.

02:40 pm IST

This rally will send a strong message to the country: Ashok Gehlot

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, this rally will send a strong message to the country.

02: 35 pm IST

Modi govt promised to clean Ganga, but cleaned banks: Kamal Nath

Modi government had promised to clean Ganga but they cleaned banks.

02:30 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi kept his promise to farmers with loan waiver: Kamal Nath

Congress president Rahul Gandhi kept his promise to farmers with loan waiver.

02:27 pm IST

People were not brought here, they ‘came’: Kamal Nath

The people we see here, the crowd that’s gathered to see Rahul Gandhi, to be at Congress party’s rally, were not brought. They came on their own.

02:24 pm IST

Kamal Nath starts addressing the rally

After a lot of years I have come to Patna. It’s been almost 30-35 years now. To be here, I can remember my youth.

02: 20 pm IST

To be Rahul Gandhi, is to fulfill the promises: Bhupesh Baghel

Farmers in Chhattisgarh are happy and it’s all because of Rahul Gandhi. To be Rahul Gandhi, it means to fulfill the promises made.

02:16 pm IST

Bihar will stand up yet again: Bhupesh Baghel

Farmers are struggling, the state is struggling. But Bihar will stand up again. I am confident of this because Rahul Gandhi is our neta.

02:13 pm IST

Congress is the party of freedom: Sharad Yadav

Congress is the oldest party. Congress is the party of freedom. Today, the freedom is in danger. The country is in danger. This is why we must unite and remove this government.

02:08 pm IST

Constitution is under danger: Sharad Yadav

The constitution for which we sacrificed so much is under danger now. There is undeclared emergency in India now

02:05 pm IST

Modi seller of lies: RJD’s Tejashwi

Narendra Modi is the seller of lies. We have to be united to defeat the BJP. They carry out riots, be alert

02:00 pm IST

Rahul fit to be PM: RJD’s Tejashwi

Rahul Gandhi has ability to be prime minister.


Rahul Gandhi

As he arrives at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Congress president Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi .

12:30 pm IST

In 1989, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was at Gandhi Maidan

In 1989, Rahul’s father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had addressed the rally in Bihar at Gandhi Maidan, the same venue.

12:25 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi to address the ‘Jan Akanksha Rally

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address the ‘Jan Akanksha’ rally here on Sunday, the first public meeting organised by the party at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan almost three decades.