Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday declared that a united opposition will defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. He alleged that the country is being divided under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule.
At the Ramlila ground here while addressing a protest rally with various opposition parties present, Gandhi also questioned PM's silence on rising fuel prices, the Rafale jet deal and issues such as farmer suicides and unemployment.
People believed in PM Modi and helped form his government, Congress president said and added, four years on, people are clearly seeing what he has done.
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"Narendra Modi used to say that nothing has happened in 70 years and we will do that in four years. It is true, what he has done in four years has not happened in 70 years. Wherever you see, one Indian is fighting another. Wherever you go, they divide people -- one religion with another, one caste with another and one state pitted against the other," he said, reported news agency PTI.
After returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage, Gandhi made his first appearance on Monday. He is leading the Bharat Bandh against fuel prices.
After paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and offering water from the Mansarovar lake, he marched from Rajghat to Ramlila grounds.
The rally drew leaders from Trinamool Congress, Janata Dal-Secular, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Loktantrik Janata Dal, All India United Democratic Front, Revolutionary Socialist Party and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Former PM Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi were also present.
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