Delhi Assembly Election 2015

Rahul sets deadlines to keep poll promises

Congress vice-president RahulGandhi during a roadshow during the Assemblyelection campaign at Sadar Bazaar in New Delhion Wednesday. Photo: R. V. Moorthy

Congress vice-president RahulGandhi during a roadshow during the Assemblyelection campaign at Sadar Bazaar in New Delhion Wednesday. Photo: R. V. Moorthy  

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On the penultimate day of campaigning for the Delhi Assembly elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi announced deadlines for his party’s promises of ending contractual labour and reducing water and power tariffs.

He urged the voters to reflect on the promises made by “others” before leading a show of strength at the party’s “traditional stronghold” of Old Delhi. Mr. Gandhi is expected to carry out similar roadshows on Thursday.

Accusing both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party of having formed a united front to “wipe out the Congress’s ideology,” Mr. Gandhi alleged that this implied an indirect pact to do away with “peace, harmony and the will to fight for the rights of the poor.”

“They have declared that they want to wipe out the Congress and everything it stands for. Modiji [Prime Minister Narendra Modi] wants a Congress-mukt [free] Bharat. Our ideology is brotherhood — it is harmony, it is peace. So, this means they have vowed to destroy both?” Mr. Gandhi said while addressing a gathering at West Delhi’s Jheelwala Park here on Wednesday.

Turning his attention to the AAP, Mr. Gandhi asked: “Why isn’t the AAP sitting on dharnas now? Have rapes stopped, has corruption ceased to exist over the past seven months that the BJP has been in power? This is because the AAP is the BJP’s agent.”

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