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Rahul Predicts 150 Seats for Congress in MP

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Published : Nov 15, 2023, 2:17 am IST
Updated : Nov 15, 2023, 2:17 am IST

The Kamal Nath government collapsed when 22 Congress MLAs resigned from the party and subsequently from the Assembly in March 2020

Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during a roadshow ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Bhopal, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. (PTI Photo)
 Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during a roadshow ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, in Bhopal, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. (PTI Photo)

Bhopal: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday exuded confidence that his party will win power in Madhya Pradesh in the November 17 Assembly elections.

Addressing an election meeting in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, Mr Gandhi claimed that the Congress will bag 145–150 seats in the 230-member MP Assembly in the polls.

The Congress leader alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pulled down the Congress government in the state by purchasing the party's MLAs in March 2020.

“The mandate given to the Congress to form the government in Madhya Pradesh in the 2018 Assembly polls was stolen by the BJP,” he said.

The Congress had won 114 seats, two short of a majority, in the last Assembly elections and formed the government with the help of two BSP MLAs, one SP legislator and four Independents.

The Kamal Nath government collapsed when 22 Congress MLAs resigned from the party and subsequently from the Assembly in March 2020.

Mr Gandhi said that the Kamal Nath government had waived off farm loans of 27 lakh farmers.

He pledged to implement all the promises made by the Congress for MP if it is voted to power in the state.

Mr Gandhi said that the previous BJP government in Karnataka was taking a 40 per cent commission for government works and added that he has asked the Congress government in Karnataka to return the money to the poor over the next five years.

He said that the Congress-ruled states of Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have been providing subsidised LPG cylinders at Rs 500 to people in their states, whereas in other states they are selling at Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,400.

He also addressed an election rally in Tikamgarh in the state.

 

Tags: congress leader rahul gandhi, madhya pradesh assembly elections, indian national congress
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh