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Rahul Gandhi: On May 23, it’ll be ‘bye-bye’ for Modi

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Published : May 17, 2019, 3:54 am IST
Updated : May 17, 2019, 3:54 am IST

Patna Sahib and Patliputra are two seats where the grand alliance is locked in a fierce electoral battle against the BJP.

AICC president Rahul Gandhi
 AICC president Rahul Gandhi

Patna: Ahead of the last phase of voting, both the grand alliance and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are trying to woo voters by campaigning aggressively in Bihar.

AICC president Rahul Gandhi was in Patna to campaign for party candidate Shatrughan Sinha and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav’s eldest daughter Misa Bharti.

 

On Thursday, Mr Gandhi, flanked by party’s nominee for the Patna Sahib constituency, held a massive roadshow and urged people to vote for the grand alliance.

Patna Sahib and Patliputra are two seats where the grand alliance is locked in a fierce electoral battle against the BJP.

Film star turned politician Shatrughan Sinha, a two-time MP from Patna Sahib, is contesting against Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is known for his fiery speeches but has never contested elections.

While campaigning for Ms Bharti in Bikram, which falls under the Patliputra seat, Mr Gandhi said that the people would bid a farewell to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP on May 23.

 

“In this election did this chowkidar speak about eliminating corruption? Nobody ever heard him speaking about unemployment or the farmers’ issues. What happened to the `15 lakh that he was supposed to deposit into the people’s bank account? These days he only teaches us how to eat mangoes. People will say goodbye to the Modi government on May 23,” Mr Gandhi said while campaigning for Ms Bharti in Patna.

Questions were raised when RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav skipped the roadshow, which was supposed to be a show of strength for the grand alliance.

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