Make the Congress victorious in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi at rally

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New Delhi, Oct 27: To give a boost to party's election campaign for upcoming assembly polls, the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mega rally in the national capital, Delhi on Sunday.

Here are the updates on Rahul Gandhi's rally in northwest Delhi's Ramlila Maidan in Mongolpuri area:

Rahul Gandhi began addressing mega rally at 1.37 pm.

Rahul asserted, "I have full confidence that Congress party will win over again."

On the opposition, he said, "No one can ever say that 'there's been no development in Delhi', not even the Opposition".

On RTI, Rahul said, "Every Indian should have the right to ask any question to the government. We brought RTI. That empowered people. The decisions in closed rooms reached the people."

Rahul highlighted the development work done in Delhi under Sheila's 15-year-old regime.

Rahul counted the achievements of the Congress government, which has ruled Delhi since 1998, citing as examples the Delhi Metro, regularization of unauthorized colonies and the food security bill.

Rahul said Delhi Metro's model is being adopted even by foreign countries such as Indonesia and that the UPA government has given a "shining and world-class" airport to Delhiites.

"Those who come from outside, we hold their hands and march ahead along with them," Gandhi said reaching out to people who have settled in Delhi from other states, mainly Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Rahul also lauded Sheila Dikshit's governance skills by saying that Delhi has been turned into an "educational hub".

Rahul on empowering poor people

"When Congress fights, we don't fight with anger, we fight from our hearts. We fight for the poor and the weak. We want the voices of the weak and the poor to be heard inside the Parliament. We brought several laws to empower the weak and the poor", Rahul said.

However, Rahul refrained from making any controversial remarks in reference to the controversy over his remarks on ISI being in touch with youths in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

Amid tight security and heavy police personnel presence, the Gandhi scion reached the venue of rally at 1.05 pm.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit also talked about regularisation of unauthorised colonies, which has been a major poll plank of the Congress in the national capital.

Since morning, Dikshit was present at the rally venue to supervise preparations.

According to a report, the Congress party had arranged for 1400 buses to gather more crowd at the rally.

Over 50, 000 people gathered to attend  Rahul's rally, with venue packed to capacity.

Rahul Gandhi is confident that Congress party will win over again in Delhi.

This was the first ever clash that both star campaigners- Congress party's Rahul Gandhi and the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wooed the voters on the same day.

Yesterday, while interacting with mediapersons, Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her party was working hard to make it a success.

"This is the first rally by Rahulji here in connection with the elections. We are expecting a very, very huge crowd," Dikshit said.

"We have made all arrangements for the rally. We are confident that it will be a very successful rally," she added.

In the national capital Delhi, assembly elections are to take place on December 4.

On September 29, Modi addressed a huge rally at Japanese Park, Rohini in North Delhi.

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