Assembly Election 2018 Live: With the Assembly elections in Rajasthan and Telangana around the corner, the campaign of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress has reached a feverish pitch. Voting is scheduled for December 7 in both the states. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a 2-day tour to the southern state, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accusing him of breaking every promise he had made, the BJP released party’s manifesto for the upcoming polls. Also Read - Yearender 2018: From Losing Grip Over Hindi Heartland to Vajpayee's Demise, How 2018 Turned Nightmarish For BJP
Meanwhile, as the Congress released the ‘Jan Ghoshna Patra’ for Rajasthan polls promising farm loan waiver and free education to women and jobs to youth, BJP’s candidate from Tonk Yoonus Khan pitched himself in the electoral fight against Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot by saying, “I am a ‘sevak’, not a ‘pilot’”. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: BJP Steps up Prep, Amit Shah Reworks 'Ajey BJP' Campaign
In Telangana, the Congress president, while addressing a public meeting in Bhupalpally, said, “If the Prime Minister of India can forgive three lakh fifty thousand crore (Rupees) of 15 people…The richest people in the country, then he should be ready to forgive the loan of India’s farmers.” Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: Congress Chief Ministers to Discuss Cabinet With Party Chief Rahul Gandhi
“We are not asking for any free gift for farmers; we are just saying that whatever you do, you treat everyone fairly. If you are treating the richest people in the country, and you are giving them a loan waiver, then you owe that to the farmers of the country,” he added. The Gandhi scion will be addressing public meetings at Armoor and Pargi at 2.30 PM and 4.30 PM, respectively.
The voting for Telangana Assembly Election 2018 and Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018 is scheduled for December 7. The counting of votes in both the states will be held on December 11, along with three other states – Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The polling in these states has already concluded.