Rahul jumps barricade in UP rally, attacks BJP
In an unprecedented move, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday jumped the barricade to meet his supporters during his Pratapgarh rally in Uttar Pradesh.
At the rally, he launched a scathing attack on India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Gandhi said the Lok Sabha election is a clash of two different ideologies.
"This election is a clash between two ideologies. One ideology is that of the Congress party...an ideology to support the poor people," Gandhi said.
He accused the BJP of following divisive ideology.
"On the other hand, the BJP plays politics of hatred. They believe in dividing people. Their ideology is that of conflict," the Congress vice president said.
Attacking BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over corruption cases involving several party leaders, he said, "The opposition leaders says that there is only one man who can run the country. They talk about corruption but three ministers of Gujarat have just come out of jail on corruption charges. BJP doesn't see the corruption of (former Karnataka chief minister) BS Yeddyurappa."
He also took a jibe at the Shiv Sena party in Maharashtra, who is an ally partner of the BJP.
"People of UP and Bihar are ill treated and threatened in Maharashtra by Shiv Sena which is an ally of BJP," Gandhi said.
(Posted on 24-03-2014)