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Rahul Gandhi launches Congress’ Rajasthan polls campaign, attacks PM Modi on Rafale

Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur On Rafale Deal: India will not benefit from the Rafale deal, he said in Rajasthan as he kicked off the poll campaign.

New Delhi: Launching the election campaign for the upcoming assembly polls in Rajasthan, Congress president Rahul Gandhi conducted a roadshow in Jaipur on Saturday.

Gandhi, who arrived in Jaipur on a one-day visit, was received by Congress general secretaries Avinash Pandey, also the in-charge of party affairs in Rajasthan, and Ashok Gehlot, and state Congress president Sachin Pilot among others.

According to AICC general secretary Avinash Pande, Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to discuss the roadmap and strategy for the polls and guide the party leaders and workers during his visit.

Sources said Rahul Gandhi was welcomed at over 14 points from Jaipur airport to Ramlila ground. He undertook a 13-kilometre road show in a specially designed bus.

“In preparation for the upcoming state elections in Rajasthan, I will be in Jaipur today, to meet with citizens, Congress party workers and leaders and to address a public meeting at Ramleela Maidan at 4.30 pm,” Rahul tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “fact check” about violence on Dalits and Adivasis in the states ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He tweeted, “Mr 56’s best buddy, asked me to “check my facts” when I said the BJP fuels violence against Dalits & Adivasis. I hope the fact check I’m attaching below, will wake him and Mr 56 up from their deep slumber on these rising atrocities; or I and the Congress party will.”

Gandhi addressed a gathering of citizens, party workers and leaders in the evening at Ramlila Maidan and attacked PM Modi over the Rafael scam.

 

On Saturday, Rahul Gandhi also wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi over the “humanitarian crisis” that Kerala is facing and urged him to give sufficient funds to the state for relief and rescue operation.

Rajasthan polls are going to be conducted later this year, at the same time as Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

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