03:35 PM | Rahul Gandhi promises minimum income to every poor once Congress forms government
Narendra Modi has given crores of rupees to Ambani, Choksi. Congress party, if gets the opportunity to form the government, will grant minimum income guarantee to every poor.
03:15 PM | “Modi talks of baseless schemes, has not given education to youth of Bihar”, says Rahul
Alleging that Modi always remains in marketing mode, Rahul Gandhi says he keeps talking about his baseless schemes, but has done nothing for Patna University. “He keeps talking nonsense, but has not given education or jobs to the youth of Bihar,” he says.
03:10 PM | Did anyone get Rs 15 lakh promised by Modi, asks Rahul
“From the people of Bihar, he took the money and gave it to Mallya, Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi. Modi had promised Rs 15 lakh… so did anyone present in this rally get those Rs 15 lakh which was promised?”
03:00 PM | Patna University will be given Central University status if Congress forms govt at the centre in 2019, says Rahul Gandhi
02:30 PM | Rahul Gandhi has ability to be the prime minister: Tejashwi Yadav
Accusing Modi of showing step-behaviour with Bihar, Yadav said: “When people ask Modi about his promises, he sends CBI, ED, official agencies against the political parties.” Calling Modi “a factory, wholesaler of lies,” Tejashwi Yadav said, “You (Modi) may accuse Lalu of multiple things, but will never be able to remove him from the hearts of people.”
Adding that Gandhi has the “ability” to be the prime minister, Tejashwi Yadav asked the Congress chief to look after Bihar in case he takes the top office. “Congress is the biggest party. Rahul Gandhi and Congress share the biggest responsibility to save democracy, look after the alliance partners and take them together.”
02:10 PM | Visuals from Gandhi Maidan
12:10 PM | Rahul Gandhi is enroute Patna with CMs for rally
Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and Ahmed Patel heading to the rally in Patna, Bihar.
11:40 AM | Bihar Congress MLA Prem Chandra Mishra alleges crowd being stopped from coming in the rally.
10:30 AM | Elaborate security arrangements are in place for the rally. According to Superintendent of Police, Patna, Garima Malik, nearly 3,000 police personnel, including constables, sub-inspectors and officers of DSP rank would be deployed in the city to maintain law and order even as a temporary outpost has been set up in the vicinity of the venue of the rally.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally today, the first public meeting organized by the party at the Gandhi Maidan in nearly three decades.
“It is going to be a historic rally, the likes of which have not been seen in the recent past in Bihar …the rally will surpass all the rallies held in the past at Gandhi Maidan. It will be huge, with not less than five lakh people attending it,” said Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Singh, who is also chairing the Congress campaign committee in Bihar.
The state unit of the Congress, relegated to the status of a marginal player ever since Mandal politics burst on the scene in the 1990s – appears to have shed its ennui and is working overtime to ensure that the rally is a grand success.
AICC in-charge of Bihar, Shaktisinh Gohil said on Saturday that invitations have been sent to alliance partners like Tejashwi Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha and Jitan Ram Manjhi for the event.