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.