You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Ashok Gehlot taunts BJP over 'Congress Mukt Bharat' slogan


Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday targeted the the BJP saying those who gave the slogan of 'Congress Mukt Bharat' (India free of Congress) have "failed" in winning confidence of the people in states.

He alleged that the Centre is acting on a policy in which there is no accountability towards people.

"The Congress lost elections in the past too but people reposed faith in the party and again public want it to lead the nation for overall development," he said while addressing a meeting of ministers and party office bearers at his residence.

The meeting was convened to hold discussions for the "Bharat Bachao rally" to be held by the party at Delhi on December 14.

"The country needs the Congress today therefore we have to make people aware in every village and hamlet for the protection of democratic values," the chief minister said.

Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said Congressmen in large numbers will participate in the rally and asked the ministers and office bearers of the party to ensure that participation of Congress workers from the state is highest in the rally.

He said it is the duty of all the Congressmen to "expose" how people of the country are "suffering".

The Congress' district-level and state-level agitations against the Centre's "anti-people policies" would culminate in the form of a mega rally at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital on December 14.

Pilot said the BJP was ruling at the Centre with "anarchism" and people were "suffering" due to rising inflation, economic slowdown and unemployment among others.

"The BJP government is misusing the mandate of the people by doing the of vendetta," he alleged.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Avinash Pande, members of the council of ministers and other office bearers of the party were present in the meeting.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sun, December 01 2019. 20:15 IST