Rahul Gandhi does election tourism, visits temples only in poll season: BJP

Pauline Gross
February 11, 2018

Rahul Gandhi who kickstarted his 4-day Karnataka visit on Saturday indicated that he is not gonna leave it easy for the Bharatiya Janata Party to make further in-grounds in the state by taking on the Prime Minister on the very first day of his state visit.

Warning that attempts to polarise would be made ahead of the Karnataka Assembly polls, Sonia accused the Modi government of "arrogance and dis-honesty which tells us that the government is out of touch with the reality". "The country does not want to hear history".

Political experts say, Rahul Gandhi, choosing Ballari to embark his election campaign in poll-bound Karnataka was not a random pick but a well-thought strategy.

The Prime Minister in his Thanks motion to the President's speech had responded to Congress leader Mallikarjun Khadge's remark saying, "How can one of the leaders say India got a democracy due to Pandit Nehru and the Congress Party?"

"BJP leader Advani said (at the time) it could not be done".

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Sensing "winds of change", Sonia Gandhi in her address to Congress legislators said the elections may be called earlier than scheduled. Besides hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed it to party workers, ministers to focus more on government schemes, farmers and middle class keeping in view the upcoming election in several states and General Election 2019.

"We had given the contract to HAL, a public sector company making aircraft for 70 years".

They said that Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon were found to be equal on all technical requirements by Indian Air Force and asked that after the Eurofighter later gave an offer to reduce its prices by 20 percent, why no fresh bids were sought through "inter-governmental agreement route" to get the best price. Why did you destroy the bright future of Bengaluru youth? The BJP government must clarify whether the defence minister and the cabinet committee on security cleared the Rafale deal, he said.

Thousands of party cadres and people from different parts of the state attended the rally.

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