The no 2 leader of the party is expected to play a major role in campaigning for the party in the state where a tough fight between Congress and BJP is expected to be held. Earlier BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi had campaigned for the party in the state. Vasundhara Raje is likely to become BJP's CM candidate in the western state.
Rahul along with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot addressed two rallies. The first rally was held at Churu at 11 am and the second one was in Kherli (Alwar district) at 1 pm. AICC General Secretary and party in-charge Gurudas Kamat was also be present during the rally.
This was the third time when Rahul campaigned for Congress. Earlier he had addressed a rally at Baran district of Rajasthan on Sept 17. Addressing the crowd gathered at the venue, Rahul had revealed Congress' plan for the aam-aadmi (common man) of the country which is expected to go for Lok Sabha election in 2014.
Rahul along with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot addressed two rallies in Rajasthan
Speaking at the rally, Rahul had said that Congress has passed the Food Security Bill and Land Bill to empower the weaker sections of the society. The party wants the poor to live their dreams, claimed Rahul who earlier had expressed his desire to sacrificed his own dreams for the countrymen.
"Congress wants the poor to live their dreams. The party works for the aam aadmi not for a select few. India can move forward only if the poor can realise their dreams," said Rahul.
"I would ask the women who have come here to see the world's biggest dream for their children....... So, I am standing here because I believe that you, the poor people and the women, who have come here, are the country's biggest strength. If this country will move ahead, then, it will be do so only with your dreams. And, if we do not allow you to see those dreams, then, this nation cannot move ahead," added Rahul.
Speaking about the reasons behind Congress' efforts to bring in the Land Acquisition bill, Rahul said, "We respect your blood and tears, that is why we have brought the Land Acquisition Bill."