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‘Is PM Modi To Be Nominated As Rajasthan CM?’, Congress Rajeev Shukla Takes A Jibe At BJP

Shukla further outlined the Congress manifesto, promising to provide gas cylinders to families below the poverty line at Rs 400.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 23, 2023 19:34 IST
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Congress leader Rajeev Shukla
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla’s recent press conference in Ajmer turned into a fiery attack on the BJP in the wake of the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023. Shukla vehemently criticized the BJP for its unfulfilled promises, questioning whether the BJP intends to nominate Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Chief Minister post-election.

During the press conference, Shukla lambasted the BJP, citing their failure to deliver on any of their pledges. He highlighted unmet commitments such as the promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s account before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, which never materialized.

Shukla also criticized the BJP’s unfulfilled assurances about reducing fuel prices, with petrol and diesel rates soaring above the previously proposed figures. Despite global oil market fluctuations, he noted the BJP’s inability to alleviate citizens’ financial burdens, evidenced by increased gas cylinder prices and heightened fertilizer costs.

Furthermore, Shukla cast doubt on the BJP’s leadership, suggesting the absence of a prominent Chief Ministerial candidate and implying that the BJP might consider Narendra Modi for the role. He emphasized the unfulfilled promises by Modi and the BJP across various states, attributing the loss of Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh in the previous elections to their unkept commitments.

In contrast, Shukla expressed confidence in the Congress’s ability to fulfill its promises, outlining various initiatives. He highlighted plans to increase the Chiranjeevi scheme’s benefits from Rs 25 to Rs 50 lakhs for medical treatment. Additionally, he pledged to ease Goods and Services Tax (GST) complications for traders and provide interest-free loans of Rs 5 lakhs to students and traders, while also distributing laptops to college-going students. The Congress also proposed a significant scheme granting Rs 10,000 to female heads of households.

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Shukla further outlined the Congress manifesto, promising to provide gas cylinders to families below the poverty line at Rs 400, expand the Old Pension Scheme (OPS), and purchase cow dung at Rs 2 per kg to deter street cattle and benefit both citizens and the government. Additionally, they proposed to waive farmers’ loans, building upon previous initiatives.

First published on: Nov 23, 2023 07:30 PM IST

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