president Rahul Gandhi yesterday said voters have made up their mind to
“change their ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) this time” as he has proved he is
“not fit for the job”.
“The chowkidar has exposed himself and people have realised he is not fit for the job,” Gandhi said at an election rally in Bihar’s Supaul parliamentary constituency.
“PM Narendra Modi has been trying hard but the people of the country will not allow him to become PM again,” he added.
“Now people know the reality and truth of the chowkidar. And the chowkidar is afraid of that truth. Chowkidar has realised that his place will be in jail whenever a probe is conducted in the Rafale case,” Gandhi said.
He appealed to the people to support Congress candidate from Supaul seat Ranjeet Ranjan.
Gandhi reiterated that only rich people keep a chowkidar, not the poor including farmers, workers and labourers.
The Congress president said if his party is voted to power this time, it along with allies would provide an annual income of Rs72,000 to five crore poor people and 35% reservation to women in government jobs.
He also promised to provide employment to 22 lakh youths annually. “These are not mere promises. After coming to power in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the Congress has fulfilled its promise of waiving farmers’ loans”.
Meanwhile in in Wayanad, Kerala, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi hit out at the Modi government for making false promises to people and ignoring the country’s farmers.
Campaigning in Wayanad for her brother Rahul Gandhi who is also contesting the Kerala seat in addition to his traditional Amethi constituency, she told a gathering that the central government has ditched the farmers but the Congress-led government, if it comes to power, will take care of all their needs.
“In the five years, Modi has divided the country. He takes care of the rich and the mighty but ignores the needs of the huge farmer community in the country.
“The BJP said they will double the income of the farmers and would deposit Rs15 lakh into the bank account of every person, but for Rahul Gandhi, justice and truth matters,” she said in Mananthavady, where she arrived in a helicopter after landing at Kannur airport.
She later met the family members of CRPF trooper Vasanth Kumar who was killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
From there, Priyanka Gandhi went to Pulpally where a mammoth gathering was waiting for hours to see her.
“The Modi government has dashed the hopes of the farmers and has taken on the people who fought for their rights. The Congress will empower all of you and will never create any difficulty for you all,” she said at her public meeting there.
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