Madurai

Rahul to campaign in Theni on April 12, says TNCC president

All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi would campaign in Theni on April 12 for EVKS Elangovan, the Congress candidate contesting from Theni Lok Sabha constituency, said TNCC president K S Alagiri here on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, he said that the Congress leader would address the public from a specially erected stage on the Bypass Road.

He said that the AIADMK was spending huge sums of money to woo voters and remain in power. “How did they make so much money? It was amassed by illegal means. Hence, the people should think twice before casting their votes,” he said.

The campaign that India would be safe only in Modi’s hands was nothing but a false propaganda by the BJP. The country had faced war thrice in the past and on all occasions the Congress handled the situation ably. Hence, it was misleading to say that the BJP was the saviour of the nation, he added.

The TNCC president said that it would be wrong to oppose development projects with a political motive. For instance, the idea of establishing the neutrino project here was evolved when the Congress was in power at the Centre. “If any project is harmful to mankind or the environment, then it should be dropped. Giving a political colour or attributing false reasons may not be healthy”, he said.

People should understand that in the BJP regime, 1.75 lakh employees lost their jobs due to demonetisation across the nation, though the party claimed to have given jobs to two crore youth. He also came down heavily on the AIADMK for not being proactive in getting for the State what was its due from the Centre be it the GST share or relief to Gaja cyclone victims.

Asked to comment on the demand for release the of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Mr. Alagiri said that a convict should not be identified as a Tamil or by the caste or religion.

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