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Rahul, Amit Shah rally HIGHLIGHTS: Gandhi slams Rafale deal again, says Cong will make no false promises

Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah rally LIVE UPDATES: Elections in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. The polls in Telangana are scheduled to be held on November 22, 2018.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 10, 2018 10:43:29 pm
Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah rally LIVE UPDATES: BJP President Amit Shah in Madhya Pradesh and Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan. (File/Twitter)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday addressed public rallies in Jaipur and Bikaner in Rajasthan, concluding his two-day visit to the election-bound state. BJP chief Amit also attended a public meeting in Telangana’s Karimnagar today as both the leaders tried to target each other’s party over a number of issues ranging from unemployment, farm loan waiver and caste politics.

Gandhi had on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the latter’s stronghold in Dholpur over the BJP’s economic and agricultural policies. “For four-and-a-half years, Narendra Modi has been the Prime Minister and Vasundhara Raje has been your Chief Minister… Just tell me, what did the BJP do for the poor, the farmers, he asked at the rally in Dholpur��s Mania, 10 km from the Uttar Pradesh border.

In Telangana today, Shah met booth presidents and Shakti Kendras in charges in Nampally. Addressing a rally in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, Shah had called Rahul Gandhi “Shaikh Chilli”(a simpleton) and said he should “stop daydreaming” about forming a government in Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP has taken root. He also alleged that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other opposition parties had opposed the National Register of Citizens (NRC) when 40 lakh such settlers were identified under the exercise.

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Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi will hold a rally in Rajasthan and Telangana, respectively.

20:24 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Rahul slams PM Modi over Rafale deal again, says Congress will make no false promises

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a gathering at Bikaner on Wednesday, said that his party will not make false promises but deliver on whatever it tells voters, even as he continued to slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter deal.

Gandhi targeted Modi over “corruption” in the deal signed with France for the fighter aircraft, repeating the charge that Anil Ambani's Reliance group benefited from a related offset contract, reports PTI. He had levelled similar charges - denied earlier by the government and the Reliance group - in the meetings he addressed Tuesday in the state's Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts.

At the 'Maha Sankalp Rally' on the Medical College grounds in Bikaner, he said Modi brought benefits for 15-20 top industrialists instead of the farmers. He said Congress will not make false promises to the voters.

18:00 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Telangana CM KCR turned down PM Modi's offer to provide Rs 5 lakh help to every farmer in Telangana : Amit Shah

Attacking the K Chandrashekhar Rao government in Telangana, Amit Shah on Wednesday said that KCR turned down PM Modi's offer to provide Rs 5 lakh help to every farmer in the state as he was afraid. He also said that Telangana CM Chandrashekhar Rao stopped to celebrate "Hyderabad Mukti Din" because of Muslim vote bank.

17:49 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Congress party has not been able make govt in any state under Rahul Gandhi's leadership: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, while targetting the Congress in Telangana said that the party has not been able to make a government in any state under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. He said that Congress is not an alternative for TRS in Telangana or Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh.

17:41 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Elections taking place earlier in Telangana because KCR is afraid of PM Modi: Shah in Hyderabad

BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said that polls are taking place earlier in Telangana because KCR is afraid of PM Modi.

17:35 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Watch LIVE: BJP President Amit Shah addressing a gathering in Karimnagar, Hyderabad

BJP chief Amit Shah is addressing a public gathering in Karimnagar, Hyderabad.

17:11 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Youth want to get employment and compete against countries like China, not any gift by govt: Rahul in Bikaner

"The youth of this country want employment to earn their livelihood and compete against countries like China and not a gift given by a govt, it's the right of the youth," says Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan.

16:25 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Focus on 'corruption' in BJP govt, Rahul tells Youth Cong workers in Jaipur

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday urged Youth Congress workers to take the issue of “corruption” in the Rafale aircraft deal to the village level as the party gears up for the Assembly elections in December. “The Congress president's focus was on exposing the BJP government, which is involved in corruption, like in the Rafale deal,” Rajasthan Youth Congress president Ashok Chandna told PTI.

Gandhi attended a meeting of the national executive of the Youth Congress in Jaipur before leaving for Bikaner for a 'Maha Sankalp' public meeting. On Tuesday, he addressed public meetings in Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts.

“The prime minister is favouring top industrialists and not paying heed to farmers and the poor and this is what Rahul Gandhi wants the Youth Congress to tell people across the country,” Chandna said after the Jaipur meeting.

15:39 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Amit Shah will address a public gathering in Telangana today

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday addressed a meeting with booth presidents and Shakti Kendra in-charges in Nampally (Telangana).

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13:34 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Amit Shah pays floral tribute to Maharaj Agarsen in Telangana

Source: BJP/twitter

12:46 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Amit Shah reaches Telanagan, pays respect to Maharaj Agrasen
11:25 (IST)10 Oct 2018
Modi helped industrialists instead of farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Covering a 160-km roadshow across four districts in Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that Modi had benefited 15-20 top industrialists of the country instead of the farmers. Rahul said that the BJP hesitated in waiving farmers’ debt by saying “in Parliament that the Indian economy will be destroyed” if farmer’s debt is waived.

11:19 (IST)10 Oct 2018
BJP government would drive out “illegal infiltrators”: BJP Chief Amit Shah

Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, Shah said the BJP government would drive out “illegal infiltrators” as the party stands for security and rights of Indians. “When the NRC identified 40 lakh illegal migrants in Assam, Rahul baba and parties like SP, BSP and TMC raised a hue and cry and opposed the exercise,” Shah said. “These migrants took away jobs of our youths. They (opposition parties) lacked concern for our youths and the hunger of the people of this country. We will drive each infiltrator out after winning elections in 2018 and 2019.” “Rahul Baba should stop daydreaming. The Congress’s condition is that it would (soon) be difficult to find them even with the help of binoculars,” Shah said.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi meets supporters at Dholpur on Tuesday. PTI

Rahul Gandhi's rally comes just three days after Modi launched the BJP’s campaign in the poll-bound state from Congress state chief Sachin Pilot’s backyard — Ajmer. Elections in Rajasthan will be held on December 7.  Assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year. However, the assembly was dissolved earlier last month as per a recommendation of the state cabinet, which necessitated elections ahead of the schedule. The polls will now be held on November 22, 2018.

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First published on: 10-10-2018 at 11:00:28 am
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