RaGa Takes To Cycling In Karnataka To Protest Fuel Hike: Assures Farmers Of Loan-Waiver
Success of Cong’s welfare schemes speaks for itself, says Congress president.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi ratcheted up the political pitch against the BJP on Monday by turning up on a bicycle at a roadshow in poll-bound Karnataka’s Kolar district to protest against the rise in fuel prices. A few hours after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scathing takedown of the Modi government’s performance at the Centre, the Congress president twisted the proverbial knife to leave the BJP’s Karnataka campaign searching for answers ahead of the May 12 assembly elections.
1) Rahul accused the government of collecting Rs 10 lakh crore in taxes on petroleum products without giving any relief in prices to the people. “The BJP government collected Rs 10 lakh crore in taxes on Petrol/LPG/Diesel since 2014. Yet, NO relief in prices for our citizens. This video shows the truth about fuel prices under PM Modi,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
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2) The Congress stands united to defeat the BJP in Karnataka, the Congress president said. “We will win and form a people’s government,” he said.
3) Neither Narendra Modi nor the RSS will be able to alter India’s Constitution, Rahul added.
4) “In the next five years, every person in Karnataka will own a house. Unlike PM Modi, we keep our promises,” Rahul said.
5) Rahul was speaking at a rally in Hoskote, where he also hit out at the BJP’s Reddy brothers and BS Yeddyurappa over corruption charges.
6) The Congress government, when it comes to power in 2019 (Lok Sabha elections), will waive farmers’ loans in 10 days of getting elected, Rahul said.
7) Gandhi said that the farmers of the country were suffering. But “our government in Karnataka has delivered what it had promised. The success of our various welfare schemes speaks for itself,” he added.
8) PM Modi speaks against corruption but shares stage with people who have spent time in jails for corruption, Rahul said, referring to two of the Reddy brothers getting BJP tickets.
9) Cornering the Modi administration, he said the PM went to China but shied away from bringing up the Doklam dispute with Beijing.
10) The strength of Karnataka is in the hands of its farmers, women, youth, small businessmen and its people. The Congress president promised that in five years, no one in Karnataka would be homeless.