BJP attacks Rahul Gandhi on his fast saying it is 'drama'

Clay Curtis
April 10, 2018

Underlining opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday reiterated that even Narendra Modi will lose his parliamentary constituency Varanasi if his party, Samajwadi Party, and Bahujan Samaj Party remain united in upcoming general elections.

The Congress announced on April 6 that its leaders and workers would go on a fast after BJP said its MPs would fast on April 12 to protest the impasse in Parliament.

Exuding confidence over roping in and managing alliance partners despite their varied personal and regional aspirations, Gandhi predicted that the current ruling dispensation would witness a "collapse" not "seen in many years".

Pointing at the opposition unity efforts in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and by the DMK, the Trinamool Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party in Tamil Nadu, he asked, "Where are they (BJP) going to win seats?"

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Gandhi was having an informal interaction with the media here on the conclusion of his sixth leg of campaign for the May 12 Karnataka assembly polls. And in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab. We are not egoistic, we don't destroy lives, we don't crush people - unlike BJP, added Gandhi.

In a war of words, BJP today accused its arch-rival Congress of playing a "cruel joke" in the name of protecting the rights of Dalits and the minorities as the latter accused the former of creating an atmosphere of fear in the country. As per details by Union minister Ananth Kumar, the BJP MPs have made a decision to observe a fast on April 12 to protest against the parliament logjam. "The entire country knows that PM Modi is anti-Dalit, it is not a secret..."

"In fact, I challenge him (Modi) to stand with three parties united", he said even as he claimed that when the three parties (SP, BSP and Congress) come together, "The BJP will win only two seats, that too with luck".

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