In Pictures: Rahul Gandhi rakes up GST, Rajiv Gandhi issues in Una, Chandigarh rallies
Updated On : 10 May 2019,11:57 PM
With hard-fought political campaigns and the daily war of words underway between topmost politicians, the temperature is soaring high - both literally and figuratively in this season of Lok Sabha elections, the largest festival of democracy all over the world. The high-voltage electioneering for the seven-phase General Elections saw both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress field a galaxy of star campaigners. While several BJP bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, addressed several gatherings across India, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi was also seen juggling between multiple public rallies to woo voters amid this Lok Sabha election 2019. On Friday, two days ahead of Phase 6 of polling, Rahul Gandhi addressed two back to back rallies in Himachal Pradesh's Una and Haryana's Chandigarh in support of the party candidates in the states.
The meeting in Una, in support of the party's Hamirpur candidate Ram Lal Thakur, was the first poll rally addressed by Rahul Gandhi in the state, which goes to the polls in the last phase. In his 25-minute speech, the Congress president said demonetisation had hit people's lives. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks on Rajiv Gandhi, the Congress chief stated he will reply with love to Modi's “hatred” towards him and his family.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi wears a traditional Himachali cap during an election rally for the Lok Sabha polls in Una district, Friday, May 10, 2019.
The Congress chief is scheduled to address two more rallies in the state next week, in Solan for the Shimla Lok Sabha seat and in Mandi.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacts with party workers during an election campaign rally for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls in Chandigarh. During the gathering, Gandhi claimed that PM Modi is "flummoxed as the BJP is heading for defeat" and dared him for a debate on corruption, saying after that he will "not be able to face the public".