Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 Updates: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday continued his campaign blitzkreig in poll-bound Maharashtra where elections are due less than a week from now. Addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, Rahul accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state for being pro-rich and even termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "loudspeaker of Adani and Ambani". Gandhi said that the government doesn’t care about the jobs for youth or situation of farmers and their families in Vidarbha, but instead talked about rockets landing on Moon and scrapping Article 370.
Speaking about the days of demonetisation, Gandhi said that not one rich person was seen standing in the queues while the poor suffered enormously. Referring to PM Modi’s regular appearances on television and newspapers, the Wayanad MP said that such appearances do not come for free and that a lot of money has been invested to this effect. Rahul Gandhi will address a rally at Arvi in Wardha district later today.
On Monday, the former Congress chief addressed rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra where the BJP is in power for the last five years. Haryana and Maharashtra will go to polls same-day on October 21 and results will be out on October 24. In both states, the Congress is on backfoot due to infighting and absence of leadership that could take on ascending BJP. The saffron party, on the other hand, has consolidated with is base with the help of some decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rahul Gandhi addressed rallies at Chandivali and Dharavi in Maharashtra and Nuh in Haryana. He launched a scathing attacked on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly bringing down the economy and destroying the industry. He said demonetization and GST brought down the economic growth of India. "I feel sad because there is no employment. The farmers are committing suicide, people are upset because of GST. I was told by the traders of Gujarat that Modi ji has imposed 'Inspector Raj' on them," the former Congress president said.