Even as Rahul Gandhi is campaigning in Kerala, Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan switched sides to BJP on Thursday. “Hurt” after Congress questioned the armed forces post-Pulwama attack, Vadakkan joined BJP in the presence of Ravi Shankar Prasad. He also slammed Congress’ “dynasty politics” and said the party has a “culture of use and throw.” Vadakkan has never contested an election but was a key aide of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi vouched for minimum income line and promised people in Kozhikode, Kerala that money would be put in their bank accounts to help them overcome poverty. Taking pot shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi claimed that Modi wants two Indias – one for the 15 or 20 rich people and other for who are jobless.
Gandhi assured the fishermen in Kerala that the UPA will bring a dedicated ministry for the community in New Delhi once voted to power. Taking a jibe against the prime minister, Rahul said, “I don’t make fake promises like PM Modi. “Please look at my speeches. When I say something, I only say it because I have decided to do it. I am confident that we will bring you a ministry in Delhi and your voice in the National Capital will be able to solve your problems.” Click for more election news
He is also expected to hold discussions with senior party leaders on the selection procedure of candidates, poll preparations and strategy in the state.