Published: Mon, May 20, 2019

Rahul Gandhi hails women for playing key role in Lok Sabha polls

Rahul Gandhi hails women for playing key role in Lok Sabha polls

What was behind Sonia Gandhi's invitation to opposition parties to a tea party on May 23? And we will use their experience, Rahul said while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here. "When you question me, you ask me where the money for the NYAY [or the Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme] scheme is coming from", Gandhi said. The poll panel has also found itself embroiled in a controversy after election commissioner Ashok Lavasa recused himself from meetings of the three-member ECI pertaining to complaints on Model Code of Conduct violations until his demand for inclusion of the minority decision in the Commission's final order is met.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who held a massive roadshow in Mirzapur parliamentary constituency on Friday, took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him "sabse bada abhineta" (greatest actor). 'It does not look good to say this but the role of the election commission has been biased, he said, adding 'it has different rules for Modi and different rules for us. "You ask him how he likes to eat mangoes, to tell you about Balakot [air strikes]".

Congress in the meeting is expected to muster strategies to rope in non-NDA parties for the May 23 meeting so that it can stake a claim in case the ruling party failed to reach the magical number. Gandhi said the election is being contested on the matters of unemployment, agrarian crisis, Rafale deal controversy and other matters.

Before the Congress president blamed the poll body, it was the Trinamool Congress which did so. We have tried to fulfil the aspirations of the people.

New Delhi| As the last day of campaigning came to an end, the political parties wrapped up their poll campaigns and made a last effort to communicate with the people. He said the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are "ideologically on the same page as us". 'Even now you are not taking any action. In 2014, Congress won a meagre 44 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, marking its worst defeat in history. "The Congress learns from its mistakes", the Congress chief said.

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