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Philosophy of PM Modi, Amit Shah based on violence not Mahatma: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Also Said That The Election Commission's Role In These Polls Has Been Biased And It Has Issued Orders Keeping In Mind Modi's Schedule.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 17 May 2019, 05:28:34 PM
Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Election Commission is biased towards PM Modi. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rahul Gandhi alleged that the Election Commission is biased towards PM Modi. (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for holding a press conference just 4-5 days before the Lok Sabha Elections ends. During the press conference, the Congress president alleged that the Election Commission is biased towards PM Modi and the poll schedule was made to suit his campaigns.

BJP chief Amit Shah and Modi held a press conference at the party headquarters at the same time when Gandhi addressed the media at the Congress head office.   

"Why did the prime minister not accept my challenge for a debate on the Rafale issue," asked Gandhi. 

Gandhi also said that the Election Commission's role in these polls has been "biased" and it has issued orders keeping in mind Modi's schedule. 

Talking about the BSP-SP-RLD grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi said that he made it clear to party general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra that party's priority is to make sure that BJP losses.

"I respect the fact that BSP-SP decided to fight the elections together in UP. From the Congress party perspective, I have to push the Congress ideology in UP. I made it very clear to Jyotiraditya and Priyanka that priority number one is to make sure BJP losses," he said

"Priority number two is to push Congress ideology, priority number three is to win the Vidhan Sabha election. But ideological they are on the same page like us, I don't see Mayawati Ji, Mulayam Singh Ji, Mamata Ji, Chandrababu Ji supporting Narendra Modi government," he added.

Earlier in the day, he also spoke about the promises kept by Congress governments in different states and asserted that his party's ambitious Nyay Yojana would jumpstart the economy when implemented.

"We told you we would bring MGNREGA and we did. We told you we would waive off farm loans, and we have. You can go and see for yourself in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh," Gandhi said while addressing a rally in Solan, the town known for mushroom and tomato cultivation.

"We waived the loans of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's nephew and brother. We have all the documents to prove it. But he (Chouhan) is lying to the people in Madhya Pradesh that farm loans were not waived off," said Gandhi.

Here are the highlights of press conference:

Congress, BSP-SP are ideologically on same page with aim to dislodge Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi had a huge opportunity. I would have liked to see him moving the country forward. He lost sight of the real picture, people chose him to give country a vision, but he chose to abuse our vision: Rahul Gandhi

Our strategy for the last 2 years was to systematically close every door to stop PM Modi from escaping. We closed 90% of the doors, and he helped us close the remaining 10% by abusing people: Rahul Gandhi

Congress dismantled idea of Narendra Modi, claims Rahul Gandhi.

Congress has tried to protect institutions from PM Modi and BJP: Rahul Gandhi 

Now that the Prime Minister is doing a live press conference, I want to ask him 'why didn't you debate with me on Rafale? I had challenged you for a debate, tell the press why didn't you debate?: Rahul Gandhi

Proud to say we have fought the BJP, protected the nation's institutions from the BJP & the RSS and we have done it successfully: Rahul

Election Commission's role in this election is biased. The entire election schedule is formed primarily to benefit Modi: Rahul Gandhi

We will use experience of Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi. I am not like Modi who discards experience: Rahul Gandhi

Role of EC has been biased in this elections: Rahul Gandhi

I won't disrespect the people of this country by pre-judging what they will decide. The mood of the nation will be clear of May 23: Rahul Gandhi

You say ‘chowkidar’ anywhere, in any city and you get a reply ‘çhor hai’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress has been an A-grade opposition party this election: Rahul Gandhi

It doesn't please me when he's asked all informal questions while I am asked all the hard questions: Rahul Gandhi

Why did PM not accept my challenge for debate on Rafale issue, asks Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi thanks party workers for election campaign.

Philosophy of Amit Shah, PM Modi not philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi

I had told some journalists here to go and ask couple of questions from our side but believe they aren't allowed: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi holding press conference just 4-5 days before the election ends is unprecedented: Rahul Gandhi

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First Published : 17 May 2019, 05:28:34 PM