Rahul Gandhi dons Rajasthani outfit during rally after Lok Sabha speech| Pics

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mangarh Dham in Rajasthan's Banswara district marked the beginning of the party's campaign for

Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:38 PM IST 5 Photos

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi exchanges greetings with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot during a public meeting on the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, at Mangarh Dham, in Banswara on Wednesday.(Congress)

He met people at the 'Inflation Relief Camp', on Wednesday. In an apparent reference to BJP leaders, he said, "Wherever they go, they make one fights the other...(they) will spread hatred and violence, will use wrong words about other people, it does not benefit the country."(Congress Twitter)

Gandhi criticised the BJP for calling tribal people "Vanvasi" instead of Adivasi, saying that it's an insult to them. The country's land used to belong to Adivasis and they were its original owners, he said, adding the BJP coined a new word, "Vanvasi", which means the ones who live in the forest.(PTI)

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Gandhi recalled that his grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi had told him in his childhood that the land of the country used to belong to the tribal people. He said that Congress wants the tribals to get their rights, their dreams to be fulfilled.(PTI)

Appreciating the work of the Rajasthan government, Gandhi said the Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme is the best in the country. He also launched a scheme, under which free smartphones will be given to 40 lakh women in the first phase, by handing over a mobile device to a girl student.(PTI)

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