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Rahul slams Rafale deal again, says Congress will make no false promises

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Jaipur | Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said his party will not make false promises but deliver on whatever it tells voters, even as he continued to slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter deal.

At a public meeting in Bikaner, Gandhi targeted Modi over corruption in the deal signed with France for the fighter aircraft, repeating the charge that Anil Ambani’s Reliance group benefited from a related offset contract.

He had levelled similar charges – denied earlier by the government and the Reliance group – in the meetings he addressed Tuesday in the state’s Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts.

At the ‘Maha Sankalp Rally’ on the Medical College grounds in Bikaner, he said Modi brought benefits for 15-20 top industrialists instead of the farmers.

He said Congress will not make false promises to the voters.

The party and its leaders will not make promises like depositing Rs 15 lakh in everyone’s bank account and providing two crore jobs every year. Our chief minister and leaders will not deliver hollow speeches and tell lies, he said.

But we will deliver on whatever we say from the stage,” the Congress chief said.

Assembly polls will take place in the state on December 7.

Gandhi’s rally in Bikaner was meant to influence voters in 24 assembly constituencies spread over the disricts of Bikaner, Hanumangarh, Sriganganagar and Churu.

Farmers and party workers in large number from the districts attended the meeting.

Gandhi claimed Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) was ignored in the Rafale deal while an “industrialist friend” of the prime minister benefitted.

He reiterated the party’s claim that the agreement for 36 aircraft was finalised at higher price compared to what was negotiated by the previous Congress-led government.

Gandhi accused to the BJP government at the Centre of failing to provide relief to debt-ridden farmers while wreaking havoc on the economy with demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

He accused the prime minister of insulting people by belittling what the country had achieved in the last 70 years.

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Breaking News: Kamal Nath appointed as Madhya Pradesh CM

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Bhopal| Ending the two days long speculations the Congress finally declared Kamal Nath as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister. However, there will not be a deputy Chief Minister in the Hindi Heartland state. The announcement came after party president Rahul Gandhi met both CM aspirants, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath at his residence in Delhi.

Following their meeting with Gandhi, both the leaders returned to Bhopal where a meeting of legislators was scheduled. While confident Kamal Nath greeted thhe party workers as he reached the party headquarters in Bhopal, Scindia was nowhere to be seen.

Earlier, in the day sources from the Congress party had said that party may handover the reins of Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Nath. The official announcement came after thorough deliberation by the Congress top leadership.

Kamal Nath, the state unit chief of Madhya Pradesh was sent to the state ahead of election campaigning to take over the charge. A close confidante of Gandhi family, Kamal Nath was once described by the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as her third son. The MP from Chhindwara has now been elected as the leader of the ruling party in assembly. He is expected to take oath as the Chief Minister by Friday afternoon.

Congress won 114 seats in the Madhya Pradesh assembly becoming the single largest party. It will form government with the support of 2 BSP and 1 SP MLA.

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Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot ask supporters to maintain peace

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Jaipur | Amid the announcement of the Chief Minister in Rajasthan both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have asked thier supporters to maintain peace and decourum in the state.

Ashok Gehlot, one of the probable CM in Rajasthan speaking to media said,” I appeal to workers to maintain calm, they have worked very hard, whatever decisions will be taken will be binding on all. Rahul ji is talking to and consulting all leaders.”

Gehlot further added that a decision will be taken soon, there is nothing to worry. Just wait, the decision has to be taken on CMs of three states so naturally, it takes time. Party president will take a call.

Meanwhile Rajasthan State unit chief and CM candidate Sachin Pilot appeal the supporters to maintain peace in the state. He said,”I appeal to party workers to maintain peace and decorum. I have full faith in the leadership, we will welcome whatever Rahul Gandhi ji and Sonia Gandhi ji decide.” He further added that it is our responsibility to uphold the honour of the party, we are dedicated to the party.”


Sachin pilot further asked the media to not run news based on rumours and only rely on confirmed news. “We will welcome whatever the party leadership decides,” he added.

 

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Pilot and Scindia are the ‘young champions’ : Vijay Mallya

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New Delhi: After winning a strong victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is in every conversation. His triumph is being congratulated from all over social media as well as the party workers. Meanwhile, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya has also given congratulations over this win, but not to Rahul Gandhi but to Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Sachin Pilot is considered to be the next Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Jyotiraditya Scindia is considered the next Chief Minister in Rajasthan. Mallya has tweeted congratulations to both the candidates and has described them as ‘young champions’.

Mallya, who was accused of absconding several PNB nationals worth nine thousand crore rupees. India is in an attempt to extradite Mallya as soon as possible.

 

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