Rahul Gandhi Accuses Modi of Being a Monarch, Predicts BJP Loss in Elections

Rahul Gandhi accused PM Narendra Modi of being a monarch and front for "two-three financiers" at an event in Lucknow. Gandhi predicted the BJP will win less than 180 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and called for changes within the Congress party.

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Rahul Gandhi Accuses Modi of Being a Monarch, Predicts BJP Loss in Elections

Rahul Gandhi Accuses Modi of Being a Monarch, Predicts BJP Loss in Elections

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, speaking at an event in Lucknow on May 10, 2024, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a monarch and not a Prime Minister, claiming he is a front for "two-three financiers." Gandhi also predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win less than 180 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.

Why this matters: The outcome of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will have significant implications for India's political landscape and the country's future direction. The election results will also impact the country's economy, social policies, and international relationships.

Gandhi made several pointed remarks about Modi, stating, "Modiji is a king, I am telling the truth. He is not the Prime Minister, he is a king. He has nothing to do with the Cabinet, Parliament or the Constitution. He is the king of the 21st century and is the front for two or three financiers who have the real power." He expressed confidence in his prediction of the BJP's performance, saying, "I can give you in writing, if you want, that Narendra Modi is not going to be the PM again."

The Congress leader also acknowledged his own party's need for change, stating, "The Congress party will also have to change its politics in the coming times. This will have to be done. I also want to say that the Congress party has also made mistakes and I am saying this while being from the Congress party." However, he did not provide specifics on what changes he believes are necessary.

Gandhi reiterated his call for a caste-based census, arguing that 90% of India's population, comprising SC/ST, OBC, Dalits, tribals, minorities, and the poor from the general community, are not given equal participation. He stated, "If the nation is to be strengthened, it cannot be done without including the 90 per cent."

The event, titled "Samvidhan Sammelan," was organized by the Samruddha Bharat Foundation in Lucknow. Gandhi shared the stage with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and party candidate from Kannauj seat Akhilesh Yadav. Gandhi expressed his willingness to debate with Prime Minister Modi but doubted that Modi would agree to it. He also addressed questions on the Old Pension Scheme and nationalization of institutions privatized by the Modi government.

Gandhi's remarks come as political parties gear up for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. With his strong criticism of Modi and the BJP, coupled with his call for changes within the Congress party, Gandhi appears to be positioning himself and his party as a formidable opposition force. As the election draws closer, it remains to be seen how voters will respond to Gandhi's message and whether his predictions about the BJP's performance will prove accurate.