Watch: The Quint's Report from Ground Zero
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is set to address the OBC convention on Monday, 9 June. Watch The Quint’s report from ground zero on what to expect from the Congress scion’s address.
(With PTI inputs)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Monday, 11 June, while addressing a national OBC convention in New Delhi, said that the country has been enslaved by a handful of BJP-RSS leaders, but the entire opposition will unite in six months to a year to make them realise that India will be run by its people and not just three persons.
Gandhi also took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that his government has ignored the interests of farmers, but has helped a small group of industrialists by waiving loans amounting to nearly Rs 2.5 lakh crore.
- Top OBC leaders from across the country participated in the convention at Delhi’s Talkatora stadium
- Congress is seeking to woo OBC voters ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls as well as the 2019 general elections
- The convention comes close on the heels of Rahul Gandhi’s address to farmers at a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur on 6 June
Cong Gave Reservation to OBCs: Ashok Gehlot
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, speaking at the Convention said, "There are 52% OBCs in this country. The Congress gave reservation in jobs. Congress gave 27% reservation for OBCs. "
Watch: Rahul Gandhi Addresses OBC Convention
While addressing an OBC convention on Monday, 11 June, Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Narendra Modi government, alleging that the Centre helps only the industrialists.
He said that the Congress put the public in the driver's seat, however the BJP has given that responsibility to RSS.
'India Cannot Be Run by Three People, Oppn Will Unite in Six Months to a Year'
Addressing the OBC convention, Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will soon see India’s strength.
"They will understand that India cannot be run by only three people. India will be run by people of the country," he said, drawing applause from the crowd.
He alleged that everyone, including MPs in the BJP, are afraid to speak out as they are not allowed to speak. "Only the RSS is heard," he said.