Rahul Gandhi claims BJP holds “absolute financial and media dominance” in the country

Rahul Gandhi in his live conversation with Harvard Kennedy School Ambassador Nicholas Burns listed the provisions required for him to fight the elections.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday, April 2, hosted talks Ambassador Nicholas Burns from Harvard Kennedy School. In an interaction with Burns, Gandhi targeted the national media for lack of ability to focus on the videos of BJP candidates running around voting machines in their cars, reported the news agency ANI.

“In Assam, the gentleman who runs our campaign has been sending videos of BJP candidates running around voting machines in their cars. But there is nothing going on in national media”, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi told Ambassador Nicholas Burns from Harvard Kennedy School in his conversation on Friday.

The conclusion of the second phase polling in Assam’s Ratabari Assembly seat, witnessed shocking aftermath as reports of an EVM being transported in a private vehicle belonging to a BJP candidate emerged.

The Election Commission (EC) has reportedly ordered a repoll for a polling station of Assam.

Gandhi continued his tirade about the recent predicament India witnessed on Thursday evening, accusing the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) of absolute financial and media dominance in the country. He further pointed out that apart from Congress, the BSP, SP, NCP are not winning elections.

“There is a wholesale capture of the institutional framework of this country. There is absolute financial and media dominance that the BJP has. It is not just Congress, the BSP, SP, NCP are not winning elections”, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi said in a virtual conference with Ambassador Nicholas Burns.

Meanwhile, Gandhi in his live conversation with Burns listed the provisions required for him to fight the elections.

“To fight elections, I need institutional structures, I need a judicial system that protects me, I need a media that is reasonably free, I need financial parity, I need a whole set of structures that actually allow me to operate a political party. I don’t have them”, Rahul Gandhi told Harvard Kennedy School’s Ambassador Nicholas Burns.
against the backdrop of the controversy that broke out last night after a group of people intercepted a car in the Karimganj district carrying an EVM used for voting in Polling Station 149 Indira M.V. School.

Earlier in the day, addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala commented about Assam’s EVM incident and reportedly said that BJP should now be called the EVM ‘Chor’ (Thief ) party.

Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Varda attacked the BJP for allegedly trying to manipulate the votes and called for a “serious re-evaluation of the use of electronic voting machines (EVM)” by all national parties, reported Times of India.

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