Rajasthan Congress project united face; Sahin Pilot, Gehlot hugs each other on stage before Rahul Gandhi

Earlier, in his address, Pilot gave credit to all the senior leaders present on the stage for the victory in by-polls and said that the Congress will contest elections unitedly and will form the govt

Published: 11th August 2018 11:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2018 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

Jaipur Congress President Rahul Gandhi with AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot and RPCC President Sachin Pilot during a party meeting at Ramlila Maidan in Jaipur on Saturday Aug 11 2018. (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

JAIPUR: In a mega road show, Congress Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP over various issues. The roadshow, which was held to promote Rahul, saw Congress delegates arriving from 33 districts of Rajasthan.

Rahul seemed to strategically target the minority vote bank like Dalits, farmers and small traders, but kept his speech firmly on the agenda of the alleged corruption in the Rafale deal.

“Anil Ambani was in the group that went to France with Modi. His company was formed just seven days prior to the deal. It needs to be looked into as to why the deal that should have cost the exchequer around Rs 520 crore finally cost Rs 1,600 crore,” the Congress president said.

The roadshow of 12-13 km, starting from the Jaipur airport, halted the traffic on the roads. He was greeted and given warm welcome by party workers.

From the airport, he boarded a specially designed bus along with all the prominent leaders including Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and CP Joshi. 

Other than the Rafale deal, Rahul said, the Narendra Modi government promised to give two crore jobs to the youths but gave only 450 new jobs.

“Whereas China is able to employ over 50,000 people daily in new jobs.”

Further, the Gandhi scion said the Prime Minister was allowing highly indebted businessman to leave the country and, at the same time, failing to give any relief to the farmers.

Reaching out to the business community, Rahul promised to bring relief in tax and correct the fuel prices by adding GST to them.

 But the main target of the rally remained Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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