"A united opposition will ensure the defeat of the BJP and prevent Modi from winning again from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in the 2019 parliamentary elections", he said at a media interaction here.
To a question about the coalition in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Gandhi said when the three parties (Samajwadi party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress) come together, "BJP will win only two seats, that too with luck". This would be possible, Mr Gandhi said, "simply" because opposition unity was becoming a reality. Gandhi will tour in Kolar, Chikkaballapura and Bengaluru as part of his sixth leg of poll campaign in the state, party sources said. The Congress has also been demanding the Centre to disclose the price of the deal but the Modi-led government has always denied the request saying, "The price of the jets can not be revealed in the interest of national security". He also attacked Prime Minister narendra Modi and said that this is the fall of his government.
"Nirav Modi is an example, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, Piyush Goyal. they are all examples", Gandhi said.
The Congress leader's exercise is seen as an attempt to attract voters in Bengaluru and its surrounding regions, which has a total of 28 Assembly seats. "They say it to us", Gandhi was quoted by PTI.
Rahul Gandhi was in Karnataka's Tumkuru area for a road show as the elections in the state is really close. The event was attended by as many as 3 lakh BJP workers. "That is what the Congress party wants to change". The leader said, "The only way for the government to instill faith in it among youngsters is to create jobs by competing with China, which will be India's competitor for the next 30 years". "Peace and harmony has been embodied in the soul of this country and the responsibility to uphold it lies with the Congress", the letter said.
"By his "reckless" action, Gandhi and his party were endangering national security and were quoting instances selectively where such details had been revealed", he said. "I think we will go by public sentiment".
The leader also slammed PM Modi's dream bullet train project and claimed it was just a showpiece and poorly conceptualised.
Rahul attacked the PM Modi-led BJP government and alleged there was a breakdown in government due to the ruling party's mismanagement, demonetisation and implosion of the financial system.