Rajasthan is to witness the polling on 25 November 2023 to elect all 200 members of the state’s Legislative Assembly, ahead of which Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is addressing people and appealing for their vote. One such rally held in Dausa, Rajasthan on November 19, where Congress leader attacked the BJP over giving ticket to Girraj Malinga, who was earler denied ticket by the Congress party.
Malinga is allegedly accused of brutally beating an engineer, who was Dalit.
Attacking the BJP, Rahul Gandhi said: “In Rajasthan, Congress party did not give ticket to MLA Girraj Malinga. We said that we will never give a ticket to such a person. BJP immediately gave him the ticket because this is his thinking. When it comes to giving rights, there is no caste, when it comes to fighting, castes are created.”
राजस्थान में कांग्रेस पार्टी ने विधायक गिर्राज मलिंगा को टिकट नहीं दिया। हमने कहा कि ऐसे आदमी को हम कतई टिकट नहीं देंगे।
BJP ने उसे तुरंत टिकट दे दिया, क्योंकि ये उनकी सोच है।
हक देने की बात आती है तो कोई जाति नहीं है, लड़ाने की बात आई है तो जातियां पैदा हो जाती हैं।
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 19, 2023
Further, Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Modi and highlighted the requirement of caste-census, “Modi ji says- There is no caste in the country, there are only poor. When backward people do not get employment, when Dalits are beaten, when tribals are insulted – then you did not say that there is no caste. But when we talked about caste census, since that day there are only poor people in the country and Narendra Modi ji is the only OBC,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Overjoyed with Congress’s work in Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi said “The Congress government of Rajasthan did not take even a single rupee from the public for health facilities. But in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP government has privatized the hospitals, lakhs of rupees are charged from you. Almost 50% of the money from our schemes goes to the OBC category people, but in the Modi government the OBC category does not get anything.”
“At the time of Covid, people were dying, there was a shortage of medicine and oxygen. Dead bodies were lying in front of our eyes and PM Modi was saying – play the plate. Dead bodies of lakhs of people were seen on the banks of Mother Ganga, but the TV people did not show it. So don’t get influenced by their words. Form a government of farmers, poor and small traders in Rajasthan,” said Rahul Gandhi, recalling condition during Corona period.
Congress’s secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed the rally in Telangana on the same day.