Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav Hold Joint Rally in Amroha, Criticize BJP Government

Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav held their first joint rally, attacking BJP's policies and promising sweeping reforms if elected, including farm loan waivers, financial aid, and scrapping the Agniveer scheme.

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Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav Hold Joint Rally in Amroha, Criticize BJP Government

Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav Hold Joint Rally in Amroha, Criticize BJP Government

Rahul Gandhi, leader of the Congress party, and Akhilesh Yadav, president of the Samajwadi Party, held their first joint election rally in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday as part of the opposition INDIA bloc's campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The two leaders launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP government, accusing it of dismantling India's Constitution and democracy while favoring a select group of industrialists.

At the rally, Yadav declared that the "winds of change" emerging from western Uttar Pradesh will sweep the BJP out of power not only in the state but across the nation. He criticized the BJP for failing to fulfill its promises, particularly to farmers and the unemployed, and claimed there is growing dissatisfaction among the party's traditional voters. "The BJP has been rejected in the first phase of the elections in western Uttar Pradesh, and a BJP-free government will be formed," Yadav said.

Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of neglecting the poor and underprivileged sections of society while working for the benefit of big capitalists and the rich. He claimed that 22 Indians have the same wealth as 70 crore people combined, and that Modi has given "all the money of banks" to these 22 individuals. Gandhi framed the 2024 elections as a "battle of ideology" between the INDIA bloc, which he said is committed to defending the Constitution, and the BJP-RSS, which he alleged is seeking to dismantle its foundational principles.

The INDIA bloc leaders outlined their agenda for sweeping reforms if they come to power, including farm loan waivers, direct financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh annually to women from below-poverty-line families through the proposed Mahalaxmi Yojana scheme, creation of 30 lakh government jobs to address youth unemployment, and scrapping the Agniveer military recruitment scheme. Gandhi also promised to conduct a c

Key Takeaways

  • Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav held first joint rally in UP, attacked BJP govt.
  • Yadav claimed "winds of change" will sweep BJP out of power in UP and nation.
  • Gandhi accused PM Modi of neglecting poor, benefiting big capitalists and rich.
  • INDIA bloc promised farm loan waivers, financial aid, 30 lakh govt jobs, scrapping Agniveer.
  • Gandhi framed 2024 polls as "battle of ideology" between INDIA bloc and BJP-RSS.