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By NewsGram staff writer

Today at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi, Congress Party is holding a ‘Kisan Samman Rally’ to honour farmers and party workers for forcing the NDA government to withdraw its land ordinance. Party president Sonia Gandhi and the vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed the rally.
Rahul Gandhi said a farmer has two mothers, first who is taking care of him and second is his land. And he understands that the fight is not about the land but it is for the respect and for his mother. Only farmers can understand this.
Commenting on Modi, he said he knows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not do what he says. Rahul warned to help farmers otherwise his party will take up the cause. He added that Congress has fought for farmers and won. The fight by them is not over. It is for the victory of farmers as they have refused to give up their land.
Rahul repeated the joke he cracked in Bihar yesterday. He said Modi ji says that there should be ‘Make in India’, but there is no place for laborers and farmers in his ‘Make in India’. This is not Make in India, this is ‘Take in India’.
Manmohan Sing in rally said the work that UPA government did, many tried to stop it and tried to weaken the law.
Sonia Gandhi addressing farmers at the rally said it is not only the victory of Congress party, it is the victory of all the farmers. The battle for farmers’ rights has shifted from Delhi to other states.
She further said that Modi ji does not understand the seriousness of protest by the Congress Party. But when he saw the power of protest, he had to take a step back.
‘Farmers are suffering since PM Modi came into power. Prime Minister has no time to solve their problems’, said Sonia Gandhi. Farmers’ condition is deteriorating. They have to face problems like drought, water, and electricity.
Promises made by Modi government are fake as always. They (Centre) are neither interested nor they have time to address farmers’ issues. They only have time to listen to issues of their industrialist friends. Congress would take on the Modi government if flood and drought-hit and farmers would not be taken care of, Sonia added.

 

(With inputs from NDTV)

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Rahul Gandhi Hints Rajasthan CM Issue Sorted

Pilot reportedly has put up a strong claim to the post on the ground that he had galvanised the party after the defeat in 2013, when he was appointed the state party chief

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In a sign that the leadership question in Rajasthan has been settled, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday posted his photograph with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, both contenders for the Chief Minister’s post, as party sources hinted that Gehlot could be the party’s choice for the top post.

The photograph of the smiling leaders had a caption “United Colours of Rajasthan!”, without giving any hint as to who will be the Chief Minister. An official announcement is expected in the evening.

Gandhi’s tweet capped hectic consultations with Gehlot, who appears set to return as Chief Minister in Rajasthan, and state Congress chief Sachin Pilot, who put up his claim strongly.

Gehlot, a two-time Chief Minister, and Pilot reached Gandhi’s residence within minutes of each other on Friday. A decision is expected to be announced on Friday.

Ahead of the meeting, Gehlot took a veiled dig at Pilot saying that the party unit had already left the decision on Gandhi and it was not the time to express individual choices.

“We have given the duty to the High Command. Let it decide who is to be given what responsibility. If I say my choice is this, it is not time for that. The time is to strengthen the Congress, see how its graph goes up.

“If Congress is strong, everyone will be empowered and we prove to be useful in meeting the objectives of the 2019 elections. This alone should be our thinking,” Gehlot said.

He said a resolution had been passed by newly elected MLAs in Rajasthan authorising the High Command to take a decision.

“Whether it is Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh or Chhattisgarh, once a resolution is passed, the decision of the Congress President should be acceptable to all. This is what our workres, MLAs and people expect,” he said.

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He said winning elections in the three Hindi heartland states was a big achievement and that it all started with a strong performance of the Congress in Gujarat under Gandhi’s leadership.

“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (BJP President) Amit Shah have lost their aura. They have not been able to recover due to which we won elections in the three states,” he said.

Gehlot had played an active role in formulating the party’s campaign strategy in Gujarat.

Both Pilot and Gehlot had separate meetings with Gandhi on Thursday.

The meetings came hours after the leadership issue was settled in Madhya Pradesh, with Gandhi tweeting his picture with Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, who were both chief ministerial aspirants.

The picture — akin to the one on Friday — carried the line “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time – Leo Tolstoy.”

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Party sources said Rahul Gandhi was keen to give a similar message for Rajasthan as well.

Both in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the Congress missed the majority mark by two seats and is now dependent on external legislative support.

Pilot, who stayed put in Delhi on Thursday, appealed to party workers to maintain peace and that he would welcome any decision taken by the party.

Pilot reportedly has put up a strong claim to the post on the ground that he had galvanised the party after the defeat in 2013, when he was appointed the state party chief. (IANS)