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Priyanka joining Cong will help it fight 'fascist' forces better: Gehlot

Press Trust of India  |  Alwar 

With joining active politics, it would be easier for the to fight "fascist powers" in the country, said Friday.

Her decision to join would also strengthen Rahul Gandhi's hands, he added.

In politics, it is necessary to take the right decision at right time. has taken a right decision. Young people from from all over the country have welcomed it," said Gehlot here, addressing an election rally for the Ramgarh assembly constituency where a bypoll is due on January 28.

"joining active will strengthen Rahul Gandhi's hands. The will emerge stronger and it will be easy to fight fascist forces," he added.

The election for the Ramgarh assembly constituency had been postponed due to BSP candidate singh's death.

Gehlot also attacked the BJP for questioning the Congress' contribution to the development of the country.

indulges in rhetoric," he said, adding the gave democracy to the country.

"Had there been no democracy, who would have made the he asked.

He said the BJP has got exposed after the Congress won elections in the country's cow belt states of Rajasthan, and

The said the Congress' spell of winning elections has started and it would be in the interest of the country if the Congress forms governments at the Centre and other states.

Gehlot also highlighted various schemes launched by the new Congress government in Rajasthan, including pension for marginal and elderly farmers, free education for girls and schemes for employment to youths.

Deputy said the country was demanding a change and it has started after the Congress formed government in three states, including

He said and would campaign in the country and talk about a new and a new and the Congress would be able to form government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections.

In the recent state assembly election, the Congress had won 99 out of 199 seats, where elections had been held.

The BJP had won 73 seats, BSP six, (RLTP) three, CPI(M) and (BTP) two each, while 13 had gone to independents.

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First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 18:17 IST