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Rahul Gandhi predicts certain win for Congress in upcoming Assembly polls

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Congress would win the upcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan and stands a chance in Telangana too

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during The Conclave 2023, hosted by Pratidin Media Networks, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 (PTI)Premium
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during The Conclave 2023, hosted by Pratidin Media Networks, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023 (PTI)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of indulging in “diversion tactics" and said the ruling BJP was likely to receive an unexpected outcome in 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Congress would win the upcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan and stands a chance in Telangana too, the former Congress president said. He speaking at a conclave organised by Pratidin Media Network in Delhi.

“We are probably winning Telangana, certainly winning MP & Chhattisgarh. Rajasthan we will make it through! BJP is in for a surprise in 2024. The opposition represents 60% of people. BJP through its crony capitalism policy has created concentration of wealth and complete control over financial and media resources," the Wayanad MP said.

Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram are slated to be held later this year.

Referring to the government’s ‘One Nation One Election’ pitch, the ‘India or Bharat’ debate and the row over BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri’s derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samajwadi Party MP Danish Ali, Gandhi said that they were all the saffron party’s “diversion tactics".

“It’s a distraction and the main issues in India are very simple, they are- huge inequality in wealth, massive unemployment, huge unfairness towards lower caste, OBC, tribal community, price rise. BJP can’t contest those, so let’s have Mr. Bidhuri make a statement, let’s get together and have elections together, let’s change the name of India, these are all distractions, we know it, we understand it, but we are not going to let them do it," he said.

Demanding immediate implementation of the Women’s Reservation Bill, Rahul Gandhi said the BJP was not serious about it and alleged that the party has not actually done anything for the women of the country

“It can be implemented tomorrow morning, it’s very simple and there is nothing more to it. If the BJP was serious about doing it, that’s what they would do and there is no connection between giving women reservation and census and delimitation. They are not connected and it’s a distraction," he added.

“We feel very strongly that Indian women are not participating in the political system the way they should be. The single biggest act to help them participate in politics was carried out by the Congress party, i.e., 33% reservation in Panchayati Raj Institutions," Gandhi said.

He accused BJP’s of doing “politics of hatred" and said it has destroyed Manipur, which has witnessed ethnic violence between Meitei and Kuki communities.

“I have never seen what I saw in Manipur in my entire life. When we arrived in Manipur, the Meiteis warned us not to bring Kuki members as a part of our security; otherwise, they would kill them. Similarly, the Kuki people warned us against bringing security personnel from the Meitei community. I have never seen a situation where the GOI has no control. What is happening is the politics of hatred that the BJP has been playing, which has destroyed the state of Manipur. The idea of Manipur doesn’t exist anymore, and we have to restore it," Gandhi said.

Earlier, the two-day event was inaugurated by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Various political leaders, and artists, including BJP MP Tejasvi Surya, Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali, singer Papon among others, are expected to speak at the event.

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Published: 24 Sep 2023, 06:08 PM IST
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