Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Starting the campaign for Congress in an electrifying manner, former party president Rahul Gandhi targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at Centre on Sunday. Rahul Gandhi addressed a political rally in Maharashtra’s Latur and tried to woo the voters ahead of the assembly elections in the state. Maharasthra has 288 assembly seats which will go under polling on October 21 and the results will be announced 3 days after, on October 24, the Election Commission of India (ECI) had announced.

In his speech, Rahul Gandhi raised several issues like unemployment, alleged incursion of Chinese troops, deteriorating economy and others. Congress leader said the Modi government tried to cover up and divert peoples’ attention from the core issues. In reference to Chandrayaan 2, Rahul Gandhi said when unemployed youth ask about jobs, Prime Minister and his leaders tell them to look at the moon.

Rahul Gandhi said sending a rocket to the moon will give food, good education, and jobs to the people of Maharashtra.

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He said today’s media, PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah distract people’s attention from big questions related to the scrapping of Article 370, economic crisis and poverty.

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He added media also playing the same and is quite of issues like farmers’ distress. He asked the government who was benefitted from demonetization? With whose help people like Nirav Modi managed to flee from the country. Rahul Gandhi alleged that Rs 5.5 lakh crore debt was waived off of 15 rich people by this government, while they have no money for the poor farmers.

Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent meeting, Rahul Gandhi said has PM asked Chinese latter about the 2017 Doklam standoff. Referring to Chinese Army’s alleged incursion into the Indian territory incidents in 2017, Rahul Gandhi said it is not Make in India but Make in China.

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