Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur: 'PM Modi behind Rs 1,600-crore Rafale deal'

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Amid great cheers to the sound of drumbeating and  warm welcome by a huge crowd followed by tight security, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a roadshow in Jaipur, kick-starting the party's election campaign in view of the Assembly polls ahead. Rahul will meet party leaders in the state after the show. The face of the Congress party will address a diverse gathering at the Ramlila ground in Jaipur. Rahul is expected to discuss the strategy for the upcoming elections and chalk out a plan for the party leaders during his one-day long visit. The total distance of roadshow is expected to be around 12 kilometre. The Congress president hit the roads in a specially designed open bus for the three-hour-long roadshow.

Here are the highlights:

# Congress president Rahul Gandhi extends best wishes to Congress workers at the grassroot level; Rajasthan Assembly election will be won by their efforts and their voice will be heard.

I want to give my best wishes to Congress workers who are working at the grassroots. This election in Rajasthan will be won by the efforts and blessings of these workers and their voice will be heard: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RajWelcomesRahulGandhi

— Congress (@INCIndia) August 11, 2018

# People go to courts to seek justice but under Modi govt. Supreme Court judges had to seek help from media and the public: Rahul Gandhi

# During Demonetisation, PM Modi did not even listen to the RBI Governor and made MSMEs suffer.

Do you remember November 8, 2016, when PM Modi banned ₹500 and ₹1000 notes? He did not even listen to the RBI Governor and made MSMEs suffer: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RajWelcomesRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/QCbMKMEFbu

— Congress (@INCIndia) August 11, 2018

# Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't protect women, farmers: Rahul Gandhi

Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of India. His duty is to protect women, farmers, MSMEs, but he doesn't: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RajWelcomesRahulGandhi

— Congress (@INCIndia) August 11, 2018

# In Uttar Pradesh, a BJP MLA rapes a woman. Instead of protecting the woman, BJP government supports rapists.

In UP, a BJP MLA rapes a woman. Instead of protecting the woman, BJP govt supports rapists: Congress President @RahulGandhi #RajWelcomesRahulGandhi

— Congress (@INCIndia) August 11, 2018

# Modi government waived off loans worth Rs. 2,00,000 crore of 15 businessmen in the last two years but PM Modi remained silent on loan waivers for farmers: Rahul Gandhi

In the last 2 years, Modi Ji's government has waived off loans worth Rs. 2,00,000 Crore of 15 businessmen. I asked for loan waivers for farmers, to which his response was, silence: Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur, #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/aO4cY7mt8f

— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018

# PM Modi’s promises failed on all fronts; Modi did not spare a minute to answer my questions on rafale deal and corruption: Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi had promised 2 crore jobs, Rs. 15 Lakhs in every account & women's safety, but they failed on all fronts. When I raised the issue of Rafale deal & corruption in Parliament, PM Modi did not spare a minute to answer my questions: Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur pic.twitter.com/XOpNWjPP6A

— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018

# Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi alleges that PM Modi himself gave Rs 1600 crore to the French company for one aircraft while the UPA government had bought an airplane for Rs 540 crore.

UPA govt had bought an airplane for Rs 540 crore while PM Modi himself gave Rs 1600 crore to the French company for 1 aircraft: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal in Jaipur, #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/4hvxeKUrWn

— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018

# Congress president Rahul Gandhi conducts a roadshow in Jaipur.

#Rajasthan: Congress president Rahul Gandhi conducts a roadshow in Jaipur. pic.twitter.com/2VMcnczGZZ

— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2018

# Enthusiastic Congress supporters come out in huge numbers to welcome Congress President.

Enthusiastic Congress supporters come out in huge numbers to welcome Congress President @RahulGandhi #RajWelcomesRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/oaUSm6WhM9

— Congress (@INCIndia) August 11, 2018

Congress President @RahulGandhi receives a warm welcome at Jaipur airport. @INCRajasthan #RajWelcomesRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/kMOjyTyU18

— Congress (@INCIndia) August 11, 2018

# In preparation for the upcoming state elections in Rajasthan, I will be in Jaipur today, to meet with citizens, Congress party workers and leaders and to address a public meeting at Ramleela Maidan at 4.30 pm, Rahul Gandhi tweeted earlier today.

In preparation for the upcoming state elections in Rajasthan, I will be in Jaipur today, to meet with citizens, Congress party workers and leaders and to address a public meeting at Ramleela Maidan at 4.30 pm.

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 11, 2018

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