BJP is Based on Lies: Rahul Gandhi Hits out After CWC Meet

Gandhi chaired his first meeting as Congress president on 22 December, before hitting out on Modi.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP government, alleging that their whole infrastructure is based on lies.

BJP is Based on Lies: Rahul Gandhi Hits out After CWC Meet
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Whether you look at the Modi model or the promise of 15 lakhs in every bank account, demonetisation, ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ — everything is a lie.
Rahul Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress

Sources said the issue of indiscipline in the party, with leaders giving out-of-turn statements that hurt the party's prospects in the recent assembly elections, were also raised at the meeting, besides the need to strengthen the organisational structure.

Gandhi addressed the media after coming out of the Congress Working Committee meeting, which he chaired as the Congress president for the first time.

If you see the Modi model in Gujarat it was a clear lie, when we went to Gujarat the people said there is no model, they said what is going on is stealing of people’s resources.
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

Gandhi questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent on allegations relating to Rafale deal and financial irregularities of a firm linked to BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay. He also said the truth of 2G has now come out in front of everyone.

BJP is Based on Lies: Rahul Gandhi Hits out After CWC Meet
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Later addressing the media, Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the CWC also discussed the current political situation and how the BJP "concocted the conspiracy" against the Congress in the 2G issue.

The BJP, particularly Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and their stooge Vinod Rai created a fallacious web of allegations of corruption. The truth is, however, out in the open that the BJP made a profession out of its conspiracy of lies and falsehoods to gain power at any cost.
Randeep Surjewala, Congress
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Towards the end of the campaign, Gandhi alleged that the BJP attempted to polarise the election.

At every step, they were trying to polarise. Our party played a very positive role in keeping everybody together. And then we also saw how in their desperation, the Prime Minister himself accused Dr Manmohan Singh of complete blatant falsehood and a lie. And he has had nothing to say about that since then.

"Narendra Modi, Shri Arun Jaitley and the BJP leadership should come forward to own up their sinister maligning machinations and apologise to the nation," he said.

"The Working Committee was unanimous in saying that the momentum gained from the current set of elections would only be enhanced so that in the next set of elections Congress emerges victorious," Surjewala said.

BJP is Based on Lies: Rahul Gandhi Hits out After CWC Meet
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Gandhi said there is a lot of opportunity for the Congress "that we need to step into and take advantage of".

He also questioned the "silence" of the prime minister on the changes made in the Rafale deal to allegedly help a businessman and the charges of financial irregularities of a firm linked to BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay.

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