Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is in Dubai, said his party will fight the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in the Uttar Pradesh with full force, after the SP and BSP announced their alliance without the grand old party. Speaking to News 18 India, Gandhi also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the controversial Rafale fighter jets deal. on Saturday said his party will fight the elections in the state with full force.
"The prime minister doesn’t want to face questions on corruption, but I answer. The truth is that corruption is happening right now," he said.
Responding to the allegations that he was spoiling the image of the country, Gandhi said: "Our foundation is so strong that no one can tarnish the image. I have to answer if I am being asked questions.”
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"It was a political decision and we respect it. I respect Mayawati ji and I also respect Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav ji. But now even the Congress will have to do its work and we will fight with full zeal and vigour. The Congress won't back down and will fight with all its might," Gandhi said while speaking on the SP-BSP alliance for the Lok Sabha elections.
"Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley have not been asking for Verma's removal. It is only Narendra Modi who has been pushing for Alok Verma's removal," alleges Gandhi.
"You tell me what was the urgency in removing the CBI chief twice. What was the reason that the PM was writing at 1:30 in the night to have Verma removed. The Supreme Court ordered that Alok Verma be reinstated. And then within hours, the PM again goes for his head," Rahul told News18 India.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleges that it was only PM Modi who wanted Alok Verma removed as CBI director as he was probing the Rafale deal.