Congress President Rahul Gandhi sounded the poll bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections during the Jan Aakrosh rally at the Ramlila ground on Sunday. The Jan Aakrosh rally, which was also addressed by Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, saw the Congress outline the failures of the BJP-led government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was the first rally to be addressed by the Congress President in the national capital after assuming charge of the Grand Old Party. Key issues related to farmers, women, national security, “impropriety” of Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Vyapam scam, CBSE paper leaks and mining issues were raised at the rally. “We are holding this rally to represent the emotions and turmoil that every citizen of the country is going through,” said Gehlot, a former Rajasthan Chief Minister.
At the Jan Aakrosh rally, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will highlights Modi government's failures
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Manmohan Singh addresses the rally at Ramlila Maidan
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the rally at the Ramlila Maidan said that the promises made by this government have not been delivered. This government is anti-farmer, and it is time that under the leadership of Congress President Rahul Gandhi we need to come together and change the conditions prevalent in the country.
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Sonia Gandhi addresses Jan Aakrosh rally
Sonia Gandhi addressing the rally said that the atrocities on woman have increased so much that even little girls are not safe, even their culprits are being saved under this government. Youth who were promised two crore jobs are still looking for jobs, and they know they have been betrayed by Modi Ji.
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Amit Shah mounts attack on Rahul Gandhi
During today’s ‘Parivar Akrosh Rally’ you will see abject India-hatred on display. After all, the Congress cannot digest that 125 crore Indians have seen through their anti-development and highly divisive politics. Congress’ efforts to create divisions are fully exposed! If the Congress wants to see ‘Jan Akrosh’ they should see the results of election after election, where their Party has been comprehensively defeated across the length and breadth of India. People are not tolerating Congress’ lies, empty promises, corruption and communalism. If the Congress really wants to know why is there Jan Akrosh, they should answer in today’s rally why did they disallow Parliament to function. They should answer why has the Congress prevented the formation of an OBC commission that gives justices to backward sections? I also hope the Congress President apologizes to the nation for the Party’s efforts to trample over every possible institution in the country just because of their power hungry nature. The country is tired of these negative and arm twisting tactics of the Congress.
The Delhi Congress has issued more than 40,000 identity cards with barcodes, so it can keep track of the number of workers participating in a Rahul Gandhi rally at Ramlila Maidan on April 29. Party sources said the card will also keep track of the number of workers each local leader brings to the rally. Often, local leaders cite exaggerated figures on the crowds they pulled, sources said.
The exercise will also help the party prepare a database on their workers, such as their ward, block and assembly constituency as well as their mobile number, which can be used each time a crowd has to be mobilised.