BJP undermining democracy in Goa and Manipur, alleges Rahul Gandhi

He said that Congress' fight against the BJP as opposition would continue and that they will fight its ideology.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 16, 2017 12:29 pm
uttar pradesh election, manipur election, goa election, rahul gandhi, rahul bjp, bjp win uttar pradesh, election results, india news, latest news, indian express Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. (Source: ANI)

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the BJP of “undermining democracy” in the two states of Goa and Manipur by using money power. In Goa, former defence minister Manohar Parrikar has been appointed the chief minister by Governor Mridula Sinha and will take oath later today. After a petition challenging Parrikar’s swearing-in was filed by the Congress in the Supreme Court, the top court ordered a floor test in the Goa Assembly on Thursday.

“Out of five states, BJP won in two, we won in three. In two of the states we won, democracy is being undermined by them, using financial power and money,” said Rahul Gandhi.

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“It is very difficult to stake claim in Goa as Governor has appointed Manohar Parikkar as CM,” he said. He further said that Congress’ fight against the BJP as opposition would continue and that they will fight its ideology.

He also spoke about the crushing defeats the party received at the hands of the BJP in the elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In Uttar Pradesh, the Congress, despite allying with the Samajwadi Party, could win only 7 seats out of the 105 it contested. The BJP and its allies romped home with wins in 325 constituencies and a three-fourths majority in the Assembly. Even in Uttarakhand, the Congress under Harish Rawat, won just 11 constituencies compared to BJP’s 57 in the 70-member Assembly.

“We are in the opposition. You have ups and downs. We had a little down in UP which is fine and we accept it. But we have an ideological fight with the BJP and we will continue to do that,”Gandhi told reporters.

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First Published on: March 14, 2017 1:09 pm
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    Lovely
    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:01 am
    As long as Pappu is there for Congress, BJP can rule forever
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      Modi
      Mar 14, 2017 at 8:37 am
      Shut up pappu
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        Satish
        Mar 14, 2017 at 9:34 am
        Rahulji taķe political sanyas and get married.
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          vvvvv
          Mar 14, 2017 at 9:43 am
          This is u r chiep thinging...
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            vvvvv
            Mar 14, 2017 at 9:43 am
            U r not mother or father to dictate first tell u r PM you is old now to get married first Ok !
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              Ajmera
              Mar 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm
              Papua pasta kha
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                Rathna LK
                Mar 14, 2017 at 7:43 am
                Shri Rahul hi,very well said
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                1. अमोल
                  Mar 14, 2017 at 8:39 am
                  Congress party is now BHASMASUR.lt;br/gt;Whoever Congress will partner with will turn into dust so it is obvious that no party post election will team up with Congress in government fearing rout.
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                    Toshi
                    Mar 14, 2017 at 10:27 am
                    tanu BJP is no.1CHEATER N FRAUD PARTY!!
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                      Tushar
                      Mar 14, 2017 at 8:46 am
                      Kithna milta hai ajkal .abhi bhi 50 paisa ho ya Kuch increment ?
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                        m v
                        Mar 14, 2017 at 8:37 am
                        Congress was not little down in UP. They were simply decimated.They are rêaping the punishment for ruining our great nation for 60 years plus with their divisive policy and now talking about democracy and ideology when badly routed .
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                          Balaji
                          Mar 14, 2017 at 8:01 am
                          RG is not bad at all. Congress is in a transition period. Transition in policy. Rahul Thinks to bring some ethics to politics, which he fails so far. He does not understand the money power at the ground level for winning the election. Only Clean image is not sufficient. It should be applied with a proper combination then it will work. BJP at the moment doing the same thing with perfection. They maintain the Image at higher level , Same time the other factor also taken care. One day RG also will come up.
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                            arun dass
                            Mar 14, 2017 at 8:08 am
                            Shri nehin ,Sir Raul Ghandi ......well said....ha ha ha
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                              ashwani
                              Mar 14, 2017 at 7:57 am
                              It was just after your wishes to him ..long live democracy........what really democracy means pls tell to modi... whatever you do you are thrown out by people's of Goa .. just accept the truth and let democracy prevails unless democracy will commit suicide
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                                DD
                                Mar 14, 2017 at 7:51 am
                                RG. what is your limit od shamlessness.lt;br/gt;will you ever understand?
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                                  Sreenivasan
                                  Mar 14, 2017 at 9:37 am
                                  Give free hand to local leaders to decide State Level matters. It will rejuvenate the party, if you want.lt;br/gt;Meddling by High Command has been the sole reason why the party has been losing continuously in elections.lt;br/gt;Leave them alone to build up their State Party.
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                                    Feku
                                    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:48 am
                                    Actually Fekuraj Modi is h.i.z.r.a. that is why he has no interest in his wife and left her alone to fend for herself.
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                                      Feku
                                      Mar 14, 2017 at 9:52 am
                                      Recent ets declaration shows BJP has twice in et and money compared to Congress. Actually congress with 15 years rule and BJP out for 15 years.... should have been ipposite but it became topsy turvry shows BJP's corruption money scandal. As well as the criminal caseses and serious crime numbers BJP has the highest and congress in fourth spot. BJP gu.n.d.a.ra.j, ju.g.le..ra.j corruption moneygame has been exposed.
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                                        Franky
                                        Mar 14, 2017 at 8:12 am
                                        Mr Rahul please you need check for people who are too much greedy in your party and are working to improve their self worth needs to be identified and thrown out.
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                                          SK Gupta
                                          Mar 14, 2017 at 11:54 am
                                          Why is Pappu still complaining when Supreme Court has heard the matter and given directions ?
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                                            Manas Ranjan
                                            Mar 14, 2017 at 8:11 am
                                            Yes even though I am a supporter of BJP. I am supporting his view. In democracy citizen should not be blind. No party is 100% good or no party 100% bad. Take benefit from all thats all.
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