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Assembly Election 2018: ‘Opposition United, BJP Will Find it Hard to Win 2019 Lok Sabha Elections’ Says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul said, "We are going to provide these states a vision. We are going to provide these states a government that they can be proud of."

Updated: December 11, 2018 11:53 PM IST

By News Desk

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi (File photo)

New Delhi: Flush from the imminent victory in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday chose to attribute the win to his party cadres. “This is a victory of Congress workers, small traders, farmers. This is a big responsibility for Congress party and we will work on this,” Rahul said, addressing the media at the party headquarters here.

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“We have defeated BJP in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh,” he said. Promising better governance in these states, Rahul said, “We are going to provide these states a vision. We are going to provide these states a government that they can be proud of.” He promised that the selection of chief ministers in the state would be done smoothly.

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He said, “PM Modi couldn’t fight a united Opposition…PM Modi sold his vision to the nation which had enough patience to give him five years to realise it. Now, we will try to set the structure for a new vision. The Congress has done it a number of times before and we are now starting a conversation internally.”

When the BJP came to power in 2014, people thought the party would eradicate corruption as the party used that as a poll plank. However, said Rahul, “There has clearly been corruption in Rafale deal so now the masses know the BJP cannot do what it promised. The youth and the farmers chose PM Modi to solve their problems.” But now, there is a perception among people that PM Modi himself is corrupt, he said.

On PM Modi, Rahul said, “The PM is paralysed now…he cannot resolve all these issues and he isn’t able to withstand pressure from the Opposition.” Upbeat about the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul said, “If we could pull this off, we can win the 2019 elections as well. We are fighting the BJP’s ideology and we will continue to do so.”

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Published Date: December 11, 2018 8:15 PM IST

Updated Date: December 11, 2018 11:53 PM IST