Kerala

Modi fears only Rahul: Antony

Congress Working Committee (CWC) member A.K. Antony has said that All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi is the only opponent Prime Minister Narendra Modi fears in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Inaugurating a general body meeting of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) here on Friday, Mr. Antony said Mr. Gandhi had come of age to lead the country.

The Congress is the main political force that could lead the fight to end the Modi rule. “The Congress will take the initiative to forge alliances in various States with parties willing to cooperate with it,” he said.

He said that under the four years of Modi rule, Rashtirya Swayamsevak Sangh nominees had been packed in various key positions, as a result of which constitutional bodies were being undermined one by one.

Pinarayi flayed

Mr. Antony blamed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for complicating the Sabarimala issue by taking impulsive positions.

Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said that the CPI(M) was trying to force a triangular contest in the State. But the people would be able to see through the Modi and Pinarayi governments’ hollowness, he said.

KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran said the coming Lok Sabha election was crucial and the current political situation was favourable for the Congress.

The day witnessed a joint meeting of District Congress Committee presidents and KPCC office-bearers.


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