Modi driving India looking through rear mirror: Rahul

Modi drives looking in the rear-view mirror, says Rahul in Karnataka poll rally

Modi's backward-looking thoughts led to note ban, says Rahul Gandhi

"In his first visit to Karnataka post his party's thumping victory in Rajasthan bypolls and being elected as the President of AICC, Rahul Gandhi kickstarted Congress" official campaign for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018.

These included the aircraft's cost and "handing over" the deal to a businessman after "snatching" it from a public undertaking.

Referring to Modi's speeches in Parliament yesterday, he told reporters that it was clear that the prime minister was not interested in answering "fundamental questions". "The Rafale contract had earlier been given to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited", Gandhi said.

Assembly elections in the Congress-ruled Karnataka will be held later this year. But PM Modi stole it from HAL and handed the deal to his industrialist friends.

The Congress party has been up in arms against the NDA government in centre for its hesitance in making details of the Rafale deal public.

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Launching the yatra from the mine-rich Ballari is significant as Sonia Gandhi had made her maiden entry to Parliament from the district in 1999 when she defeated BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in a fiercely fought contest.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying the previous BJP government in the southern state "broke graft records" with numerous scams.

The BJP, which is going all out to unseat the Congress in the state, is projecting state veteran 74-year-old Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate.

Mr Gandhi alleged that in his one-hour long speech in parliament this week, PM Modi did not speak about the burning issues pertaining to agrarian problem, unemployment, tribals and Dalits. "The Prime Minister has the power to investigate". The country wants to know how he will take the nation forward. "PM Modi himself has admitted that Karnataka is successful in creating employment", Gandhi said.

The party also alleges that India is paying more for the multi-role jets to France's Dassault than what had originally been agreed between the company and the Congress-led UPA government.

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