Rafael deal is biggest corruption case of NDA govt: Rahul Gandhi

12 February, 2018, 01:37 | Author: Kim Reid
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As part of the "soft Hindutva" agenda CongessPrisident Rahul Gandhi today went around temples in North Karnatakaand asked the people of the state to reject the BJP in the comingAssembly election.

Accusing the Modi government of failing to create 2 crore jobs per annum the Bharatiya Janata Party promised ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi said unemployment and the farm crisis were major challenges facing the nation. At the Ballari rally, Mr Gandhi had said that PM Modi drives the vehicle by gazing at the rearview mirror which would cause accidents, as he flayed him for talking only about the past.

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On a four-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday projected his party's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as "forward-looking" and attacked the Prime Minister. Following Mr. Gandhi's speech, Mr. Yeddyurappa again took to Twitter and punned on the "rear-view mirror" jibe. "Our Prime Minister is such a cricketer who looks at the wicketkeeper and does not know from where the ball is coming", he quipped at a public meeting here. Besides hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed it to party workers, ministers to focus more on government schemes, farmers and middle class keeping in view the upcoming election in several states and General Election 2019.

Asserting that the state's Congress government is "pro-farmer and pro-poor", following the principles of 14th-century social reformer Basavanna, the Gandhi scion said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah responded to his request to waive loans of farmers in June a year ago.

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Tearing into Modi's claims on development, Rahul advised the PM to learn from Chief Minister Siddharamaiah on how to run the Government. Gandhi also alighted from the bus and walked some distance along with chief minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara at Kushtagi, giving anxious moments to security personnel as the surging crowds tried to get close to him.

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