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'Congress party's Rahulyaan not...': Rajnath Singh's jibe at Rahul Gandhi in Kerala

Apr 18, 2024 01:10 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi had lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani. He, however, won from Kerala's Wayanad.

Taking a sharp jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, union minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that the party's ‘Rahulyaan’ has neither “getting launched nor landing anywhere”. He claimed Gandhi was afraid of contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi because of his 2019 loss.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha polls,(ANI file photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha polls,(ANI file photo)

“BJP is going to launch Gaganyaan in 5 years but the launch of a young leader of the Congress Party has not happened in the last 20 years. Congress Party's 'Rahulyaan' is neither getting launched nor is it landing anywhere,” Rajnath Singh said in Kerala.

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Rahul Gandhi is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Kerala's Wayanad. On Wednesday, Gandhi responded to a query on his candidature from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, saying he would do what the party decides.

“Rahul Gandhi has migrated to Kerala from Uttar Pradesh,” Singh said.

Rajnath Singh said Rahul Gandhi didn't have the courage to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi.

"Rahul Gandhi lost in Amethi last time, so he does not have courage to contest from there this time," Rajnath Singh said.

Rahul Gandhi lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani. He, however, won from Kerala's Wayanad.

The Congress hasn't revealed its candidates from Amethi and Rae Bareli.

The minister said Rahul Gandhi will not win from Wayanad this time.

"However, I have heard that the people of Wayanad have decided not to make him their MP," he claimed, while speaking at an election meeting in the Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency.

Also read: Lok Sabha elections: Days after Robert Vadra's 'Amethi' remark, Rahul Gandhi reacts to candidature query

Rajnath Singh was campaigning for BJP candidate Anil Antony, who is the son of Congress leader AK Antony.

"I know he (A K Antony) is a principled person and I understand his compulsions. It is difficult for him to support Anil Antony. However, I would like to tell him that Anil is your son. You (A K Antony) may not vote for him (Anil) or canvass votes for him, but you are his father so I would like to request that your blessings should be with him," Rajnath Singh said.

With inputs from PTI

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