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Lok Sabha campaign highlights: Rahul says Modi broke India's economic spine

Rahul Gandhi also said the Congress government would guarantee minimum income to every poor Indian

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses booth workers in Cochin, Kerala, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Photo: @INCIndia

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 campaigns: With Lok Sabha elections only two months away, all political parties across India are addressing rallies and public meetings in order to woo voters and lift the confidence of party workers.
 
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah addressed a public meeting at Kulia in Odisha's Cuttack district on Tuesday. Slamming the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Shah said Odisha remains backwards despite the flow of huge funds from the Centre due to "inefficiency" and "inaction" on the part of the Naveen Patnaik government. Shah also said that the BJP would retain power at the Centre because the Narendra Modi government has sincerely worked for the welfare and development of the poor and people belonging to Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.
 
General elections and state Assembly polls in Odisha are expected to coincide this year.
 
Later in the day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed party workers in Kochi, Kerala. Gandhi said that he had committed that in 2019, the Congress would form a government that would make up for all the crimes that the Modi government has perpetrated against farmers over the past five years. Further, he said that the Congress government would guarantee minimum income to every poor Indian.
 
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Rahul Gandhi meets senior UDF leaders during Cochin visit

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TMC issues defamation notice to Amit Shah for remarks against Mamata.

Senior TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya on Tuesday issued a defamation notice to BJP national president Amit Shah for his remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. At a rally in East Midnapore district's Kanthi, Shah launched a scathing attack against the TMC government in West Bengal and alleged that Banerjee's paintings were bought by chit fund owners for crores of rupees.

Bhattacharya, who is also the minister of state for health in West Bengal government, accused Shah of trying to malign the TMC supremo's image by "uttering lies". "I have issued a defamation notice against BJP national president Amit Shah for his defamatory and malicious remarks against Mamata Banerjee," she said.  

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Thousands of young Indians who could've got high-paid jobs in HAL today have lost the opportunity. No defence capability is going to be built in India due to Mr Modi's actions: Rahul Gandhi 
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Kerala is not just a state, it is an idea. It is a way of looking at the world that includes compassion, humility, respect. People of Kerala are helping guide the people of India: Rahul Gandhi
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You don't forget who fought for the freedom of this country. You don't forget all the top leaders of RSS who were begging in front of the British when our leaders were in jail: Rahul Gandhi
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Congress respects the women of Kerala and at the same time, respects the traditions of Kerala. We do not agree with the violence carried out by BJP and CPM: Rahul Gandhi
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CPM and BJP work on dividing the people of Kerala. The real issue of jobs, protection of farmers was put on the back burner: Rahul Gandhi 
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Mr Modi gave India a fundamentally flawed GST: Rahul Gandhi 
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Modi broke India's economic backbone: Rahul Gandhi

Mr Modi has broken India's economic backbone, which the Congress had built with great care: Rahul Gandhi
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The NRI communities brought honour to Kerala and stood with Kerala in a traumatic time. The government did not give support and vision that Kerala needed: Rahul Gandhi
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Congress will increase government spending on education and health: Rahul Gandhi
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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 9:13 AM IST

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