Rahul Gandhi Says, He Will Stop Opposing The PM The Day He Discontinues Dividing Nation


New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that he would stop opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi the day he “discontinues dividing the nation” and “starts helping farmers, small traders and the poor of this country and not just his 15-20 industrialist friends”.

On the second day of his campaign in the Gwalior-Chambal belt of Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi launched a hard-hitting attack on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, alleging that “he, his wife and some state bureaucrats are corrupt”.

Madhya Pradesh goes to polls on November 28. The Congress is hoping to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that has ruled the state uninterrupted for 15 years since 2003.

The BJP has set a target of more than 200 seats this time. In the 2013 assembly elections, the BJP had won 165 of the 230 seats with a vote share of 44.88%. The Congress bagged 58 seats with a vote share of 36.38%.

Accompanied by state Congress chief Kamal Nath and campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia, Gandhi began the day with a visit to Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhor in Gwalior.

“Many people say that I oppose Modi. There is a reason for that. There are just 15-20 rich people standing behind him. The day he starts helping farmers, small traders, labourers and the poor and the day he stops dividing the country, I will stop opposing him,” Gandhi told a public meeting at Sabalgarh.

He attacked Chouhan and his family over the Vyapam scam, a multi-crore rupee recruitment scandal that has dominated political discourse for some time now, especially in view of the deaths of some accused and witnesses.

“Corruption is rampant in Madhya Pradesh. There is a hierarchy of corruption that reaches upto the chief minister. The entire Madhya Pradesh knows that the chief minister’s family is involved in the scam,” Gandhi alleged.

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