Coimbatore

‘People will repeat verdict in LS polls also’

P.C. Chacko

P.C. Chacko   | Photo Credit: C.V. Subrahmanyam

‘PM candidate will be decided after polls’

Voters will give in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections the same verdict they handed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly elections in five States recently, said All India Congress Committee general secretary P.C. Chacko said here on Thursday.

Referring to the Rafale issue, Mr. Chacko said the Union Government had committed the biggest scam yet in a defence deal. He told reporters that a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee would result in more skeletons tumbling out of the BJP’s cupboard. The party was solely responsible for the ₹41,000 crore loss through the Rafale deal, he alleged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hoping to wriggle out of the controversy by merely countering the charges

The BJP was proving to be least interested in growth. None of the promises during the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 had been fulfilled. Demonetisation, GST and fuel price hike were hitting the people hard. A slide in industrial growth had resulted in unemployment.

The Congress would decide on the Prime Ministerial candidate after the Lok Sabha elections, he said.

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