Is it sunny only in your district, a peeved Rahul Gandhi asked his party functionaries in Shivamogga. The retort was made after the Congress president's road show failed to attract crowds.
The crowd turnout in Shivamogga was lower than expected and this appears to have ticked Rahul Gandhi off. Later at a meeting in Davangere, Rahul Gandhi took the party functionaries to the task.
The party functionaries on being asked about the low crowd turnout said that it was due to the summer. To this, the Congress chief asked, " is it sunny only in your district and nowhere else in your country? The entire country is experiencing summer," he also said.
Further, during the discussions, he asked the workers to focus on key issues of the particular region. There is no point in bragging about achievements of ministers and MLAs. Instead, focus on the core issues of the constituency, Rahul said. He also emphasised on the need to rope in more youth into the party.
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|