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Mizoram polls: Rahul blames govt for interfering in functioning of EC, CBI

He also reiterated his allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal and said PM Modi has robbed public money and used it to buy publicity

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, on Monday | Photo: PTI
File photo Congress President Rahul Gandhi | Photo: PTI

Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi-led government of interfering in the functioning of important institutions like the and the

Addressing an election rally in poll-bound Mizoram's capital Aizawl, Gandhi said being an RSS man is sufficient qualification to be governor or vice chancellor.

He also reiterated his allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal and said Prime Minister has robbed public money and used it to buy publicity.

The government has denied the opposition party's allegations on the fighter jet deal with

"The is interfering in the functioning of the Planning Commission, RBI, and Four judges of the said they could not do their jobs due to government interference," Gandhi said.

In January, four senior-most judges of the -- Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- called a press conference to say the situation in the top court was "not in order". Gogoi is now

"To be governor or VC of a university, being an RSS man is sufficient qualification," Gandhi, who had addressed a rally in Champhai in the state earlier in the day, said while hitting out at the ruling BJP's ideological mentor.

The also attacked the opposition MNF for allegedly working with the BJP in the elections.

Lauding his party government in the state for the past 10 years, he said the per capita income of is higher than the national average.

"This happened due to united efforts of the people, churches and civil societies," he added.

Elections to the 40-member assembly will be held on November 28.

First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 16:05 IST
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