Congress chief Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government at his party's Jan Akrosh Rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. Setting the stage for the big 2019 battle, Rahul Gandhi questioned the PM's silence on the Doklam issue during his recent informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He also said, "The Congress will win every election from now on and will also emerge victorious in 2019."
Addressing his party's 'Jan Aakrosh' rally, Gandhi said the prime minister also did not speak on the case of judge BH Loya and agrarian distress. "Narendra Modi gives long speeches. But now the country has to find moments of truth when the prime minister speaks," says Congress president Rahul Gandhi at 'Jan Aakrosh' Rally in Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi.
''The BJP & RSS have spread falsehood about the Congress across the nation. But the truth is now making its way out and people can see through their lies,'' Rahul said.
Speaking before him, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and ex-PM Manmohan Singh also accused Modi of not fulfilling the promises he made in 2014.
It was his first in the national capital since assuming the top party post, at the Ramlila Maidan here today.
Besides Gandhi, the rally is expected to be addressed by other top Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others.
Giving hint of issues he may touch upon during the rally today, Rahul Gandhi had yesterday said on Twitter, "In the four years of the Modi government, youths haven't got jobs, women haven't got security, farmers failed to get a fair price for their crops, and Dalits and minorities their rights." He had also appealed to people to join the rally to express their "discontent and anger".
The rally is being seen as "very important" from the Congress's point of view as it is taking place in the run up to the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and other states.
"Rahul ji will guide party men. The rally will culminate in uprooting the misrule of BJP government at the Centre in 2019," the sources added.
(with PTI inputs)