Assembly elections updates, 9 October: Mayawati attacks Congress over alliance

Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day trip to poll-bound Rajasthan where he will hold a roadshow on October 9 from chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s home turf Dholpur to Dausa.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:55

The Congress is leaving no stone unturned to snatch the key states from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the coming elections in five states- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana. Hectic campaigning is underway in all the five states. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day trip to poll-bound Rajasthan where he will hold a roadshow on October 9 from chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s home turf Dholpur to Dausa. He will address a public meeting in Bikaner on October 10. He will also address a few meetings in Dholpur on Tuesday and move towards Dausa by road. The next day he will have some programmes in Jaipur before addressing a big meeting in Bikaner. Gandhi will cover Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts, travelling over 250 km, during the road show. The three districts have 16 assembly seats, of which a majority are with the BJP.

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9 October 2018, 14:09 PM

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati attacked Congress yet again on Tuesday asserting that she will not beg for seats to be in an alliance. She said that she only asked for a respectable number of seats for the BSP and added that till the time there is no respectable division of seats, her party will continue to fight the polls alone.

9 October 2018, 14:09 PM

Congress chief Rahul who is on a two-day-visit to poll-bound Rajasthan held a 150 km road-show in eastern Rajasthan today. He will visit Bikaner on Wednesday. 

9 October 2018, 14:07 PM

Rahul also spoke of empowering people of Dholpur. "I want that when someone takes a selfie in China, he would see the words 'Made in Dholpur' written at the back of the phone and wonder where it is. Then we bring him to Rajasthan as a tourist, put his money in your pocket and send him back by flight," he said.

9 October 2018, 14:06 PM

Rahul also said that the former UPA government led by his party had waived farmers' loans worth Rs. 70,000 crore. He alleged that bad debt worth Rs. 3.5 lakh crore was written off by the present government and the PM did not help farmers with even a one rupee waiver.
 

9 October 2018, 14:05 PM

Addressing the public in Dholpur in Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax had destroyed India's economy. Rahul also said that the PM had declared during elections that he wanted to be a 'chowkidar' but never clarified who he wanted to guard. The Congress president alleged that he benefited 15-20 industrialists of the country instead of farmers.
 

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