Rahul Gandhi predicted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not even get 230 Lok Sabha seats and hence there was no question of Modi becoming Prime Minister again.
The Indian Rupee Tuesday collapsed to a lifetime low of 70.09 against the US dollar on Tuesday.
Rahul, on his first visit to Karnataka after his elevation as Congress chief, targeted Modi on several issues, including recent incidents of rape of girls in BJP-ruled states, farm loan waiver and GST.
Addressing a public meeting at the start of the fifth leg of his ‘Jankranti Yatra’ from Mahendragarh in south Haryana, Hooda said the issue has been close to the heart of Congress.
When asked about the impact of possible campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, T S Singh Deo said Modi will be a much lesser factor than he was in 2013.
Rahul Gandhi said the party is in a good position to form the government in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the three states where assembly elections will be held this year.
The Modi government had come out with a new slogan few months ago, ‘Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas’ (Clean intent, right development), to mark its four years in power at the Centre.
“Amit Shah does not know the history of NRC. The 1985 Assam Accord was signed by Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress after coming to power. The party initiated the NRC process in 2005,” Khera told a press conference.
“Our party has submitted a memorandum to the state governor and chief minister through chief secretary mentioning about the ultimatum served yesterday to take follow up actions,” Sanjoy told reporters in Itanagar.
Gandhi will address scores of party workers and leaders from every district at the Ramlila ground, where he will reach in a specially designed bus from Jaipur airport.
Gandhi spoke on a host of issues including the lack of investigation in Panama papers case and increasing number of rapes in UP and Bihar.
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NDA Candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh won the election after getting 125 votes, while Congress candidate BK Hariprasad managed to secure 105 seats, far below the number the party had hoped for.
Crucial for the election are the votes of the nine members from BJD, which BJP leaders said would be cast for the NDA candidate.
BJP spokesperson Lokendra Parashar said the Congress celebrations were uncalled for because the victory was insignificant.