Zee Media Bureau
Jaipur: Congress` vice president and its most preferred candidate to take on BJP`s Narendra Modi on Wednesday kicked-off his party`s campaign for upcoming Assembly election in Rajasthan by asking his supporters to bring his party back to power.
Addressing a Congress rally in Udaipur, Rahul Gandhi
said, "My party has worked for the common man in Delhi and in Rajasthan. We have worked for the poor. We have worked for the nation."
The young Congress leader continued by saying, "I am ready to forgo my own dreams to fulfill your dreams. If you want to abuse us you are free to do so but we will not accept that since we are true soldiers of the Congress."
The Gandhi scion also gave a slogan, "Eat three-four rotis and bring Congress back to power."
During his speech, Gandhi also hailed the Food Security Bill – a UPA government`s initiative to ensure cheap food for nearly 67% of the country`s population.
Highlighting the importance of the Food Bill, he came down heavily on the Opposition for attempting to block its passage in the Parliament.
Rahul Gandhi`s Udaipur rally was dubbed as Congress` answer to BJP`s star campaigner and poll panel chief Narendra Modi`s mammoth rally in Jaipur on Tuesday.
Congress vice president is likely to address one more rally in the state – in Baran on September 17.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is also expected to address two rallies in the state.
While Modi appears all set to be the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, the situation has remained unclear in the Congress despite a growing clamour from party leaders that Gandhi scion be declared as party`s prime ministerial candidate.
Addressing the Jaipur rally, yesterday, Modi had blamed the ruling Congress-led coalition for a series of cases of corruption, scams and economic decline of the country, and appealed to his supporters to oust the ruling party in the upcoming polls.