Congress's Rahul Gandhi launched the party's election campaign in Rajasthan today
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today launched the election campaign in Rajasthan, with a day-long visit to the state capital Jaipur, where he is addressing party leaders and workers who have gathered from across the state at the Ramlila ground. 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.
Here are the updates of Rahul Gandhi's campaign In Rajasthan:
Rahul Gandhi Visits Govind Dev Ji Mandir In Rajasthan
In the last 2 years, the government has written off the debt worth 2.30 lakh crore of about 15 industrialists. I went to meet the PM and asked him to write off the debt of farmers of Rajasthan, of farmer in UP. His response to me was - nothing. When the biggest industrialists take credit worth lakhs of assets and do not return it, you call it non-performing assets. But when a farmer or a small businessman is unable to pay off his debt, you call him a defaulter and put them in jail: Rahul Gandhi
PM said Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao. But government didn't tell you who to save your daughters from. In UP, a BJP MLA rapes a girl and not a word from the PM: Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan
PM Modi said he will give jobs to the youth every year. I want to tell you the truth. In 24 hours, China government gives jobs to 50,000 young people. Your phones say "Made in China" because in China, so many people are getting jobs. They work in cell phone factories. In the last 4 years, PM Modi said he will give jobs to 2 crore people. It is shameful, our population is like China and I believe that our youth is more powerful than the youth in China: Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan
UPA govt had bought an airplane for Rs 540 crore while PM Modi himself gave Rs 1600 crore to the French company for 1 aircraft: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal
According to the new contract, the PM Modi himself bought each fighter jet for Rs 16,000 crore, over three times the price: Rahul Gandhi
The fighter jet will now be made in France instead. Indians will not benefit from employment. Only Narendra Modi benefits from this contract: Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan
Anil Ambani has no qualification except being PM Modi's friend: Rahul Gandhi
Not the defence minister, PM Modi himself has taken the money: Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi carries a list, says he doesn't want to be prime minister but instead chowkidar (gatekeeper) of the nation. When asked questions on corruption, in a speech of 1.5 hours he doesn't speak on Rafale for even a minute: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi, who is in Rajasthan to flag off the poll campaign, tweeted this afternoon taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "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." He tweeted a link of a news report to back his claim on the violence in "BJP-ruled states".
Congress president Rahul Gandhi kicks-off conducts his first roadshow in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Greeted in large numbers by Congress supporters across the city, Rahul Gandhi will undertake a 13-kilometre road show in a specially designed bus. Party workers on motorcycles have been asked to wear helmets.
Congress party workers and leaders greet party president Rahul Gandhi at Jaipur airport
"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," Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted a couple of hours before he was to come to Rajasthan.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is coming to Rajasthan for the first time after becoming the Congress president. It is the city where he was elevated as the vice president of the Congress party, so this place has a lot of significance for the party, a Congress leader said.