‘Watchman’ removed CBI director as he questioned Rafale deal: Rahul takes dig at Modi during Raj visit

Rahul Gandhi In Jhalawar (Image: INCIndia/ Twitter)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi in poll-bound Rajasthan for 2 days of intensive rallying and holding public meetings.

By Sanchita Jain

Story Highlights

  • Rahul Gandhi on a 2-day visit to poll-bound Rajasthan
  • ‘Chowkidaar’ removed CBI director as CBI was investigating Rafale deal: Rahul in an apparent reference to PM Narendra Modi
  • He will be holding public meetings and road shows commencing from Jhalawar district

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived in Rajasthan today for a two-day visit  ahead of and held road shows and public meetings in Kota,  Jhalawar and Sikar districts which together have 18 assembly seats.

Gandhi addressed Wednesday his first rally in Jhalawar, the home turf of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

While addressing the rally, Gandhi said, “Lalit Modi paid crores of rupees to CM Raje’s son. Vijay Mallya met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before fleeing away to London with Rs. 9000 Cr public money.”

Asserting on farmers’ loan waiver in the state, Gandhi said, “When a farmer owes debt to banks, he is referred as a ‘defaulter’, but for an industrialist banks offer help despite debt. What have the farmers done to deserve this? Why can’t Modi govt waive off their loans?”

He further questioned, “In past five year, have you ever seen one picture of Vasundhare Raje with  a farmer?”

Taking a dig at Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government, Ganshi said, “Vasundhara closed 25,000 schools, fired more than 50,000 teachers and just 2 principles in 14 colleges. Here, one does not get the right to education.”

Rahul Gandhi would cover Hadauti region, comprising Kota, Jhalawar, Baran and nearby areas which had been rocked by a large number of farmers’ suicides. Gandhi will address a state convention of Mahila Congress at Kota on Thursday morning, after which he would fly to Sikar to address a ‘sankalp’ rally, state party president Sachin Pilot said.

Posted by Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

In Rajasthan, which is going to polls on December 7, the Congress president has already conducted meetings in Jaipur, Dungarpur, Bikaner and road shows in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Dholpur and Dausa.