Highlights: What Rahul Gandhi said at Jodhpur, Pushkar rally

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Jodhpur/Pushkar, Nov 26: The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday addressed two public meetings in Jodhpur and Pushkar districts of poll-bound Rajasthan.

In both rallies, Rahul compared the work done out by the state's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and BJP's Vasundhara Raje in their five-year tenure.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Minister CP Joshi, Sachin Pilot, Chandresh Kumari Katoch, and the party's state-in-charge Gurudas Kamat were also present in Pushkar and Jodhpur rallies.

Here's a look at what Rahul Gandhi said at both rallies in Rajasthan:

Jodhpur rally at Umaid Stadium

"Free medicines benefit lakhs of poor everyday but BJP leaders say it is poisonous."

"IIT, NIFT and AIIMs were established only in Jodhpur in last five years."

"There is difference in thinking, which is the biggest difference between us. They talk about infrastructure, we also accept it, but when we talk about pro-poor work, they become silent. I tell them to talk about it."

"We talk about the future of poor. Poor also understand it better, because they know that we talk what they feel in their heart. Whether we win or lose, we will keep striving for the poor."
"We talk about Right to Information, right to education, right to job and food. We give you rights and we do not make rights for any caste and religion, but for all."
"Recently one person had filed an application under Right to Information and asked what I had written to Manmohan Singh. The person got a copy of the letter. It was possible because of rights common men have from RTI."

"Jodhpur has witnessed unprecedented development and it would be the country's third city to have a metro after Delhi and Jaipur."

"Free medicines benefit lakhs of poor but BJP says it is poisonous", Rahul said.

In Jodhpur, some people started leaving the rally venue after 13 minutes when Rahul was speaking. Then, Rahul reportedly cut short his speech.

Rahul had to reach the rally venue at 2 pm, but he appeared at the dais only around 3:30 pm.

Pushkar rally at Mela ground

There were more people in the holy city Pushkar near Ajmer as compared to the audience in Jodhpur rally.

"Those medicines that need marketing, big companies benefit from them, they are not poison, but those medicines that do not need marketing are poison. Poison is in their (BJP leaders) minds, not the Gehlot government's free medicine scheme."

"They (BJP) talk about development but we have done more than them. Roads were made three times more during UPA rule. 60,000 mega watt of power was generated during Congress's rule compared to Vashundhara Raje's 15,000 mega watt during her tenure. Because of our power generations, today she talks that she will give 24 hours power supply."

"I asked ministers to give me data and I have learnt that in the five years of our tenure we have made three times the length of roads that the BJP had made during its term. The Barmer oil refinery will bring two lakh jobs."
"We want the poor to fly in those aeroplanes and pilot them too," Rahul said. "We understand that only roads and airports are not enough for the poor but they need food. Hence we have got the food security act so that no one goes to sleep hungry."

Rahul's speeches at Jodhpur and Pushkar were similar to that of his earlier public addresses at Chittorgarh, Churu, Alwar and Salumber in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan goes to assembly polls on December 1.

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