Rahul Gandhi to kick off Congress' poll campaign in Rajasthan today

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will kick off Congress' poll campaign in Rajasthan today.

According to Television reports, he will address an election rally in Salumbar constituency of Udiapur division.

Congress general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan Gurudas Kamath said Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies this week in the state - in Salumbar today and Baran on September 17.

The rally of Congress in Rajasthan is happening a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's Jaipur rally.

Addressing a rally at Amroodon ka Bagh in Jaipur, Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA over the rampant corruption and scandals and said the country is on the 'verge of destruction'.

"There is no accountability in the Congress-led UPA II Government at the Centre.With Congress, we can't make India corruption free. For that the medicine is to free ourselves of Congress," said Modi.

"Now, the children will learn A for Adarsh scam, B for Bofors scam, C for CWG scam, D for 'Damad Ka Karobar'. This is a government, which is without a 'Neta' (leader), Naitikta (morality), 'Neeyat' (intention) and 'Neeti' (policy)," he added.

However, the Congress Party on Tuesday hit back at Modi for blaming the ruling party at the Centre for rampant corruption in the country, and criticized him for maintaining double standards on the issue.

Taking potshots at the Gujarat Chief Minister for not expelling Babubhai Bokhiria from the state cabinet despite him being made accused in an illegal mining case, AICC General Secretary and Communication Department in-charge Ajay Maken said that neither the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor Modi has right to speak on the issue of corruption.

"Why there has been no Lokayukta in Gujarat since 2002?" he asked.

Maken also took on the BJP's campaign committee chief for sharing dais with BJP ex-president Bangaru Lakshman who was convicted in a corruption case.

He also asked Modi to explain why Nitin Gadkari's name was withdrawn at the last minute from the race for BJP president's post.

The assembly elections in four states, including Rajasthan, later this year have been hyped as the semi-finals before next year's general elections. (ANI)


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