Congress President Rahul Gandhi, while addresing a rally in Maharashtra’s Wardha on Tuesday, 2 October, slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the government’s alleged unfulfilled promises in the backdop.
“While Mahatma Gandhi wanted to unite India, PM Modi wants to divide us,” said Gandhi in the backdrop of Mahatma Gandhi’s irth anniversary.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi led the deliberations at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Maharashtra's Wardha along with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.
The meeting also condemned the Modi government’s attitude towards farmers in the country, on a day when police used water cannons and tear gas shells against protesting farmers outside Delhi.
- The CWC is the top decision-making body of the Congress
- The meeting on 2 October is being seen as the Congress seeking to send a political message to the country ahead of the 2019 general elections
- Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi paid tributes at Rajghat on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary
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Rahul Gandhi's Schedule in Wardha on 2 October
Following is Congress President Rahul Gandhi's schedule in Maharashtra's Wardha on 2 October:
- 11:15 am: Prayer at Bapu Kutir, Sevagram Ashram, Wardha
- 12:30 pm: CWC Meeting at Mahadev Bhawan, Sevagram Ashram
- 2:45 pm: Garlanding of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and Padyatra
- 3:45 pm: Sankalp Rally at Circus Ground, Ramnagar, Wardha
'Gandhiji a Living Set of Ideas and Values Flowing Through India': Rahul Gandhi
Taking to Twitter on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Rahul Gandhi said, “Gandhiji is not an immobile statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India.”
Congress To Launch ‘Gaddi Choro Andolan’ From Wardha On 2 October
At the CWC meeting in Maharasthra's Wardha, the Congress will discuss the country’s social, political and cultural atmosphere and pass a resolution urging people to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of love, peace and brotherhood.
Rahul Gandhi Arrives at Sevagram Ashram for CWC Meet
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has arrived at the Sevagram Ashram in Maharashtra, along with Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, for the CWC meeting.
'Modi Govt No Different from Pre-Independence British Govt': Congress
Slamming the Modi government over the handling of the farmers' protest at the Delhi border on Tuesday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, who is in Maharashtra's Wardha for the CWC meet, said:
“On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Modi government has shown that it is no different from the pre-independence British government in India. British government then used to exploit the farmers and today the Modi govt is firing tear gas shells at farmers.”Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala
Watch: Congress Addresses the Media After CWC Meeting
Addressing the media after the meeting, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "It is time for start of a new freedom struggle against the Modi government, which has created an atmosphere of division and prejudice in the country.”
Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi Wash Plates at Bapu Kuti
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi wash their plates after lunch at Bapu Kuti in Wardha’s Sevagram.
Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia Participate in Foot March in Wardha
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia during foot march on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Interact with People in Wardha
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi interacted with an enthusiastic crowd in Wardha.