Narendra Modi and hatred will lose 2019 polls, says Rahul Gandhi at Gujarat Jan Sankalp rally

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Updated:Mar 12, 2019 5:11:11 pm

CWC meeting Ahmedabad: The Congress Working Committee is meeting in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years. The party is hopeful of a good in PM Narendra Modi's home state in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

CWC meeting Ahmedabad, CWC meeting in GujaratCWC is meeting in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years. The CWC is highest decision making body of Congress.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday sounded the 2019  Lok Sabha poll bugle from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat. Addressing Congress’ Jan Sankalp Rally in Ahmedabad, Rahul Gandhi said that while (Mahatma) Gandhi and Gujarat built India, the BJP is trying to break it. Rahul Gandhi said unemployment has touched an all time high level under PM Modi’s rule, but he remains unaffected by the plight of youths. “Narendra Modi and hatred will lose 2019 polls,” Rahul Gandhi said.

Earlier, delivering her first public speech after being officially inducted in the Congress, party general secretary for Uttar Pradesh east Priyanka Gandhi accused the ruling BJP of practising politics of hatred and dividing people on communal line. In her debut speech in PM Narendra Modi’s bastion Gujarat, Priyanka said that the BJP is playing with emotions of people for political gains.

Earlier in the day, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) met to discuss the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. This was the first meeting of CWC in Gujarat since 1961. The meeting was attended by top leaders including former PM Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

In another development, Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress in the presence on Rahul Gandhi on the sidelines of CWC meeting. He is likely to contest from Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat.

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