Rahul Gandhi roadshow in Bhopal Highlights: Congress president kicks off Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2018 campaign

By: | Updated:Sep 17, 2018 7:30 pm

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal to kick off his party poll campaign for the crucial Assembly Elections in the state expected to be held later this year.

rahul gandhi, rahul gandhi bhopal live updates, rahul gandhi visit to bhopal, rahul gandhi madhya pradesh, mp assembly electionsGandhi is also scheduled to take part in a roadshow and address party workers during his day-long visit to the state capital.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday kicked off his party poll campaign for the crucial Assembly Elections in the state expected to be held later this year. Ahead of the roadshow, Congress supporters described Rahul Gandhi as a devotee of Lord Shiva. Gandhi is also scheduled to take part in a roadshow and address party workers during his day-long visit to the state capital. The Congress chief will then embark on a 15-kilometer-long roadshow from Lalghati Chowk.

Check out the Updates of the event here: 

Live Blog

19:29 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Gandhi makes job promise to youths

For generating jobs for the youth, the Congress government will ensure that mobile phones and other items will be manufactured here under 'Made-in-Madhya Pradesh' and 'Made-in-Bhopal, he added.

19:29 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
NPA issue

Rahul Gandhi claimed that the BJP-led government has waived loans worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore which was the NPA of 15 big industries. He questioned why the loans of farmers, who "have borrowed just Rs 5000", could not be waived. "Those who took loans in lakhs and crores were called as 'Non-Performing Assets (NPA)', but when a farmer fails to pay Rs 5000 loan, you term him as 'defaulter'," Gandhi said. "When Congress comes to power in the country, it will waive the entire loan of farmers. The Congress had already done so by waiving Rs 70,000 crore loan earlier of the peasants," he said.

PTI

19:28 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Demonetisation was the biggest scam

Congress President Rahul Gandhi termed the demonetisation as the "biggest scam" of the Modi government to convert black money into white. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 8, 2016 announced demonetisation, under which the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes existing then were scrapped with immediate effect. "Demonetisation was the biggest scam that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has undertaken in four years which the Congress had not done in the last 70 years," Gandh said at the BHEL Dusshera Maidan. "The scam was aimed at taking out money from the small traders to put into the pockets of 15 richest persons of the country," the Congress leader alleged.

PTI

17:32 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Rahul Gandhi arrives at Dussera Maidan

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives at Dussera Maidan to interact with party workers.

15:28 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Rahul Gandhi's samosa break - watch video  

Rahul Gandhi eats samosa with tea during the Congress Sankalp Yatra in Bhopal. 

14:28 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Sea of crowd for Rahul Gandhi's roadshow - watch video

13:54 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Rahul Gandhi's schedule

Rahul Gandhi is all set to embark on a 15-kilometer-long roadshow from Lalghati Chowk, located close to the airport. He will first seek the blessings of more than 11 Hindu priests, state party spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi told PTI on Sunday.

With agency inputs

13:52 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Rahul Gandhi's schedule

Rahul Gandhi's roadshow, in which he will ride an open vehicle, will conclude at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd's Dussehra Maidan, where he will interact with party cadres.

13:50 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Congress Tweets

A sea of enthusiastic supporters greets Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the Congress Sankalp Yatra makes its way through Bhopal.

13:49 (IST) 17 Sep 2018
Rahul Gandhi arrives in Bhopal

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Bhopal to kickstart the poll campaign with the Congress Sankalp Yatra.

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