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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  1. L
    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:01 am
    As long as Pappu is there for Congress, BJP can rule forever
    1. M
      Mar 14, 2017 at 8:37 am
      Shut up pappu
      1. S
        Mar 14, 2017 at 9:34 am
        Rahulji taķe political sanyas and get married.
        1. V
          Mar 14, 2017 at 9:43 am
          This is u r chiep thinging...
          1. V
            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 !
            1. A
              Mar 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm
              Papua pasta kha
              1. R
                Rathna LK
                Mar 14, 2017 at 7:43 am
                Shri Rahul hi,very well said
                1. अमोल
                  Mar 14, 2017 at 8:39 am
                  Congress party is now;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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