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‘All That the PM Does is Tell Lies’: Rahul Wraps Up Kerala Tour

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day tour of Kerala as part of the Lok Sabha poll campaign. 

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Rahul Gandhi offered prayers at Thirunelli Temple
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was on a two-day tour of Kerala on 16 and 17 April, launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying all that he does is “tell lies and steal from the poor people”.

The Congress president addressed three election rallies in Wayanad, the second constituency from where he is contesting apart from Amethi, and campaigned in Thirthala in Palakkad district.

Gandhi said the saffron party was only interested in imposing its ideology on the people of the country, adding that the issues of Kerala should be decided by the people of the state and not by Modi or the RSS chief.

He also met Sreedhanya Suresh – the first tribal woman from Kerala to clear the civil services exams.

Snapshot
  • Rahul Gandhi performed a ritual for his late father on the banks of the ‘Papanasini’ on Wednesday, three decades after the ashes of Rajiv Gandhi were immersed in the sacred stream
  • Rahul Gandhi started his campaign in Kerala on 16 April
  • Ahead of his campaign, the Congress president had started a new Twitter account named ‘Rahul Gandhi – Wayanad’

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5:29 PM , 17 Apr

Rahul Gandhi Meets Kerala Tribal Woman Who Cracked Civil Services Exams

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met Sreedhanya Suresh, the first tribal woman from Kerala to clear the all India civil services exams, and was all praise for her.

He met her at the guest house at Sulthan Bathery at Wayanad and had lunch with her.

Addressing an election rally in Thiruvammbady in Wayanad district, Gandhi said the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNAREGS), the Congress's pet project, had helped the 22-year-old woman make it to the civil services as her parents, who are workers, had benefited from the scheme.

Hailing from a poor background in Wayanad, Sreedhanya had bagged the 410th rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2018.

2:23 PM , 17 Apr

'Fighting the Ideology of BJP-RSS,' Rahul Says in Kerala

Speaking at a rally in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi said: “We're fighting the ideology of BJP-RSS who try to impose their views across India but it's important that every voice is heard.”

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2:19 PM , 17 Apr

Rahul Gandhi Attacks Modi, Says He Divided Country

Hitting out at the Prime Minister, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Narendra Modi has "divided" the country and made it fight within itself, reported news agency PTI.

"Narendra Modi divided the country and made the country fight within itself. The most anti-national thing to be done in this country today is creating a situation by which 27,000 youngsters are losing their job every 24 hours,”he said.

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2:19 PM , 17 Apr

Rahul Visits Site Where Rajeev Gandhi's Ashes Were Immersed

During his campaign trail in Kerala, Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited Thirunelli temple in Wayanad where his father Rajeev Gandhi’s ashes were immersed.

“Standing besides the Papanasini, where my father’s ashes were immersed in 1991, brought back fond memories of him & our time together,” he said in a tweet.

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Published: 16 Apr 2019, 10:27 AM IST
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