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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, senior leader Ajay Maken and other leaders during election campaign rally in New Delhi on Jan. 27, 2015. (Photo: IANS)

Rahul Gandhi Slams BJP, Asks ‘When Will the Talks Stop? When Will Work Begin?’

Congress Vice President declared Congress as a party of poor people and slammed the BJP government by alleging that BJP is neglecting poor people for corporates, on Tuesday during his roadshow at Kalkaji.

Accompanied by party members such as Ajay Maken, Arvind Singh Lovely, Subhash Chopra and Sharmishta Mukherjee, Rahul said “Congress is a party for the poor people. We will stage a comeback and will hold the hands of the poor. We will show them how to dream”

He has also targeted the Modi government and criticised the government is not doing anything for the poor but only for corporate. He claimed, “The NDA has been in power at the Centre since May but the PM is busy with personal PR (public relations).

He asked, “When will the talks stop? When will work begin? Work is being done for only three or four industrialists. Nothing is being done for the poor.”

However, after BJP, in regard to AAP and its victory during 2013 elections, one of the senior Congress leaders have reportedly said, “AAP was a debutant party but it successfully galvanised the minorities, the poor and those living in JJ clusters. Only the loyal Congress supporters voted for us and we were defeated.”

Mentioning Delhi elections on February 7, Rahul said that the party will work on three key issues, “provision of electricity and water at the lowest possible rate, regularisation of temporary and contractual employees and extend right to shelter to the poor on the lines of MNREGA and RTI.”

Meanwhile, Ajay Maken said, “The Congress government began the first project of in-situ construction of flats to rehabilitate those living in JJ clusters. The party has always been with those living in such colonies.”

While Congress was expected to boost its campaign ahead of the polls from January 25 to February 5, the party may hold about 150 meetings reportedly.

Congress has witnessed a massive downfall in the last assembly poll in the national capital and could win only 8 seats in the elections in 2013.

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