Rahul attacks Modi on corruption, promises galvanised party in 2019 ‘Kuruskshtra’ battle

Prime News, National (New Delhi), March 18:- Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday made a fierce attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of corruption, promised to break walls in the party between workers and leaders to revitalise it and compared BJP to Kauravas and his party to Pandavas for the 2019 Lok Sabha poll battle.

In his concluding remarks at the party’s 84th plenary, he said “the name Modi” symbolises collusion between corrupt Indian businessmen and the Prime Minister of India, termed BJP President Amit Shah as “a man accused of murder” and accused RSS of trying to control institutions including judiciary, parliament and police.

The party adopted resolutions on the economic situation and foreign policy on the concluding day of three-day session and authorised Gandhi to nominate members of the Congress Working Committee.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in his remarks, accused Modi of resorting to further ‘jumlas’ by promising to double farmers’ income and charged his government with messing up the Indian economy.

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who moved the resolution on the economic situation, accused the government of not generating jobs and damaging existing employment through demonetisation and flawed implementation of Goods and Services Tax and said only the Congress can bring the country out of the present “crisis”.

Gandhi, who got rapturous applause from the assembled gathering at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here, packed his address with a lot of punches at Modi, the BJP and RSS.

He sought to energise the Congress rank and file with the party having tasted some electoral success in recent past after a string of reverses over the past four years.

Gandhi particularly focused on the youth and farmers, sections that are perceived to be getting disenchanted with the government, and whose support is critical for the Congress to make an electoral comeback in 2019.

He promised to create jobs for the youth and, referring to the Rs 70,000 crore farm loan waiver by the UPA government, said the party would be prepared to help farmers in a similar way if needed.

Gandhi also sought to take the sheen off Modi particularly on the issue of corruption with his fiercest attack on the BJP leader and referred to former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi and diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who are accused in different cases of fraud for the purpose. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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