Rahul Attacks Modi on Home Turf with GST, Masood Azhar Swipes

The Congress Working Committee meeting was held in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years. 

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, 12 March, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi with jibes over Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Masood Azhar. He was speaking at a rally in Adalaj village of Gandhinagar district, held after the Congress Working Committee meeting.

At the same event, Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress and Priyanka Gandhi addressed her maiden rally after assuming charge as Congress general secretary.

Earlier in the day, in a resolution passed at the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "cynically exploiting" the issue of national security to divert attention from his "colossal failures" and "persistent falsehoods".

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  • The Congress held a rally in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state to sound its poll bugle for the crucial Lok Sabha elections
  • The party also held a public meeting in Adalaj in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat with the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’
  • The CWC meeting was held in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years. It was last held in the state in 1961 (at Bhavnagar)

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5:14 PM , 12 Mar

Rahul Attacks Modi on Home Turf with GST, Masood Azhar Swipes

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 2014 promise of "depositing" Rs 15 lakh in the account of every citizen.

Gandhi also played to the gallery in the business- driven state by claiming that "Gabbar Singh Tax", his oft-repeated jibe for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was beyond the understanding of traders.

"Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) can't be understood by our traders even today (after its was implemented nationwide last year)," he said.

"Did people get Rs 15 lakh into their bank accounts as promised by Narendra Modi?" he asked at the well-attended rally.

Turning his attention on the Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent air strike by India and the aerial engagement with Pakistan Air Force the next day, Gandhi said it was National Security Adviser Ajit Doval who has sent Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar to freedom in a "special plane".

"Who sent Pulwama terror attack perpetrator Masood Azhar to Pakistan?" he asked the crowd.

"Masood Azhar was sent in a special aircraft and NSA Ajit Doval accompanied him," Gandhi answered his query for the crowd.

The Congress leader, however, did not reveal if he had any proof to substantiate his claim that Doval accompanied Azhar on a special flight.

In the next month's Lok Sabha polls, truth will win and hatred will be defeated, Gandhi said.

Published: 12 Mar 2019, 7:00 AM IST
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