Congress chief Rahul Gandhi speaking at an election rally in Samastipur (Image/ANI)
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi speaking at an election rally in Samastipur (Image/ANI)

Will conduct surgical strike on poverty after winning LS polls: Rahul

ANI | Updated: Apr 26, 2019 15:36 IST

Samastipur (Bihar) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party will conduct a surgical strike on poverty in India after winning the ongoing elections. 
“In the next 5 years there will be a surgical strike on poverty and NYAY scheme will be our weapon. It will be unlike what Prime Minister Modi has done in the country, in his five-year rule it has used Gabbar Singh Tax (GST) and demonetisation to attack the poor,” said Gandhi while addressing a public meeting in Samastipur.
He was joined by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav
The Congress chief also attacked the Modi government for targeting RJD chief Lalu Yadav and his family.
“Modiji should remember the crimes he is committing against Laluji, he did not let even Tejashwi Yadav meet his father while he was in the hospital, the people of Bihar will never forget this, they will never forgive you for this,” he said.
Rahul’s election rally started late after the aircraft carrying him from Delhi to Patna airport developed a problem in its engine, forcing him to return to Delhi and take another flight.
Elections in Bihar were held in the three phases and will continue to be held on April 29, May 6,12 and 19 in the four remaining phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The counting of votes will begin on May 23. (ANI)