PM Narendra Modi lacks guts to face Congress in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

Glen Norman
April 9, 2018

According to the AICC General secretary, 'Congress president Rahul Gandhi has directed to organise a nationwide fast to protect and promote communal harmony between different sections of society across the country on April 9 in all states and district headquarters'.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expresses his confidence on winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might lose his Varanasi seat if his party forms an alliance with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said Shah tried to paint a scenario of so-called Modi floods, reminding him that floods bring devastation and destruction and that is happening with regard to farmers, youth, Dalits, adivasis, businessmen and industrialists. In 2019, we will remove the BJP from the Centre. The politician was campaigning in Karnataka as part of his election tour and a fan of the leader can be seen holding a attractive garland.

He also visited "Book Worm", an iconic book store, which is considered a treasure trove by bibliophiles.The source said Siddaramaiah bought six books for Rahul Gandhi, which included "A History of God" by Karen Armstrong, "The Art of Living" by Thich Nhat Hanh and "The Goat Thief" by Perumal Murugan.


Asked by reporters after the rally if the BJP was taking Mr Gandhi seriously as an opposition leader, Shah said, "Rahul is the Congress president now, so we will talk about him". "Then we have to do some work on transformation of the Congress, brining in younger people", he said.

RSS leaders in Karnataka could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts.

To a question on the Congress' vision for the future, Mr. Gandhi said: "I think there are lessons for us from 2014".

Accompanied by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Gandhi went to Jakkarayana Kere to interact with Paura Karmikas (sanitation workers).


Incidentally, Shah said at a press meet what he meant with his remark in Mumbai was political parties having no ideological similarities were coming together out of fear of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Referring to Mahatma Gandhi's "million mutinies", he said that today, there were a million mutinies in India.

Speaking on combating corruption, the leader said that Congress when back in power will insist on a one-layer (GST).


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