Tue, 20 Nov 2018
“BJP, RSS Know They Will Not Win 2019 Polls”: Rahul Gandhi
CHAMPHAI: Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi claimed that the RSS and the BJP “know it very well” that the party will not win the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Addressing his first election rally at Champhai in Mizoram on 20th November, 2018, he also accused the BJP and RSS of trying to destroy the culture of the state.
“The RSS and the BJP understand that this is the only opportunity for them to enter Mizoram and destroy its culture. They know that they are unlikely to win the next (Lok Sabha) elections,” Shri Gandhi said at a public rally at Champhai.
The Congress has been alleging that the MNF and BJP would go for a post-poll alliance in the event of a hung assembly. “It is sad that an organisation like the MNF is helping the BJP and the RSS in the attempt to destroy the culture, language, heritage and history of Mizoram... Only Congress people are fighting the divisive ideas of the BJP,” he added. Raking up the Rafale deal, he alleged that “Narendra Modi personally gave Rs. 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani. That is the amount for one year’s spending of MGNREGA in the entire country”.
Highlighting the 10-year rule of Congress government headed by Shri Lal Thanhawla, Shri Rahul Gandhi said the economy of the state has progressed a lot with the per capita income of the people having almost doubled during this period. “We will make Mizoram as the gateway hub of Eastern India and create 11,000 new jobs in next year,” he added. Shri Rahul Gandhi also recollected the visit of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987. “My father drove around Mizoram streets. I came with him that time. I want to do the same after elections. I want to come to Mizoram, drive around and meet people here,” he added.
Election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly will be held on November 28. Mizoram is the only state in the north-eastern region where the Congress is in power.