Congress MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi visited Aizawl during his two-day stay in Mizoram polling station. On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi was seen riding a two-wheeler taxi in the capital Aizawl and praised the much-talked-about road discipline in the northeastern state.
Gandhi was on a two-day visit to Mizoram on Monday to campaign for party candidates in poll-bound Mizoram. Elections for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly will be held on November 7.
The Congress has released a list of 39 candidates for the Mizoram Assembly elections.
In the 2018 elections, the Mizo National Front won 26 seats with a vote share of 37.8 percent. The Congress won five seats and the BJP won one seat.
Ten points to summarize Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Mizoram
–Gandhi, who arrived in Aizawl on Monday, took part in a padayatra where he was greeted by large crowds. At the end of the march he addressed a gathering
– On Tuesday, Gandhi interacted with party leaders and addressed a press conference in Aizawl. He concluded his two-day visit by addressing a gathering in Lunglei town in the southern part of the state.
– On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi claimed that the opposition INDIA alliance represents 60 percent of the country, more than the BJP
-In a blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) political allegations against the Congress, Rahul Gandhi said at a rally, “What exactly is Amit Shah’s son doing?” he asked.
“What exactly does Amit Shah’s son do? What does Rajnath Singh’s son do? Last I heard, Amit Shah’s son is running Indian cricket. Please be objective. Look at the BJP, many of their children, like Anurag Thakur, his dynasties,” Rahul Gandhi said.
-Gandhi claimed that both major parties in the northeastern state – the ruling MNF and opposition ZPM – are “tools for the BJP and the RSS to gain a foothold” in the Christian-majority state.
-During the meeting, Rahul Gandhi claimed that Congress will win elections in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram
-On the ethnic violence in Manipur, he said the “hatred spread by the BJP” should be removed and bridges should be built between the two communities.
– While attacking the ruling MNF government in the state, he said it has failed to tackle drug control, create jobs or build or maintain infrastructure.
At a rally in Lunglei, Rahul Gandhi joked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ program and said, “I am less interested in telling my ‘mann ki baat’ and more interested in listening to yours” man ki baat’. ki baat’.
-Earlier, after participating in a Padyatra from Chanmari (Aizawl) to Raj Bhawan, Rahul Gandhi said, “The Bharat Jodo Yatra celebrated the idea of India. The BJP destroyed that idea in Manipur.”
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Updated: Oct 17, 2023 8:23 PM IST