Ahead of the state assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi engaged in a war of words Tuesday. Speaking in Charkhi Dadri today, PM Modi flayed the Congress leaders for their ”negative attitude” and said they get upset whenever India gets respect. Rahul, on the other hand, accused the Narendra Modi-led government of pursuing economic policies like demonetisation and GST, resulting in joblessness, while addressing a rally in Yavatmal.
With wrestler Babita Phogat entering into the political ‘dangal’ as the BJP candidate for the Dadri assembly seat, Modi said daughters of Haryana have proved their mettle in all fields. “During an informal meeting, Chinese President Xi Jinping told me he has seen Dangal movie,” he said. “Mahre Choree Choroon Say Kam Hey Ke,” he said.
The BJP’s 2019 election manifesto, released Tuesday in Maharashtra, pledges employment to one crore people in the next five years. The manifesto also promises a drought-free Maharashtra in five years and 50 per cent women participation in all economic growth.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be in Maharashtra today to address two public rallies in Yavatmal and Wardha districts. Haryana and Maharashtra go to polls on October 21. The results will be announced on October 24.