Balasore: Jumping into the electioneering bandwagon of the ongoing general elections in Odisha (both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls), Congress president Rahul Gandhi today addressed a massive gathering at Naraharipur ground in Remuna of this district.
Rahul reiterated, “NYAY is the surgical strike of Congress party on poverty. It will immensely benefit. 5 crore women of India will get direct transfer of money into their bank accounts.”
He also reiterated, “Congress will fill up 22 lakh government jobs in India for the unemployed youths if voted to power in a bid to tackle the country’s another biggest problem of unemployment. Also 10 lakh youths will be employed in the panchayats.”
He also announced, “Soon after Congress forms government in Odisha, the farmers will get Rs 2600 MSP for a quintal of paddy here.”
He also promised that there will be a Special Budget for the farmers of the country a day before the Union Budget is presented in the Parliament.
In his address meant for the tribals, the Congress president said, “Without your consent, your land can’t be taken away as we have already enacted PESA. Jal, Jungle & Jamin are yours.”
“Congress is a party for unity, brotherhood and development. In the last five years, Narendra Modi has done nothing. He has given false promises. Whatever Congress party commits, does it in action. I’m giving you the guarantee from this stage that I’ll show you how Rs 72,000 cash benefit is transferred to each of the 5 crore poor families in a year. It will be for the 5 crore women who will get the direct transfer of money into their bank accounts,” he averred.
The Congress president also stated that the country’s biggest problem is unemployment for which GST and demonetization are responsible after being implemented by the Narendra Modi Government.
Today’s programme of Rahul Gandhi got delayed over two hours due to technical snag in his flight for which he begged apologies to the people waiting here.
This was Rahul’s first election rally in Odisha after announcement of the poll dates. Ahead of the announcement of the polling dates for the general election 2019, Rahul had visited Odisha on January 24 and February 6 this year. His visit to Odisha had been scheduled earlier on March 8 and then on April 9 after the announcement of the poll dates, but had got cancelled.
Notably, polling for the Balasore parliamentary and all its assembly constituencies will be held during the Phase-IV voting (April 29) while this is the last phase of the simultaneous elections underway in Odisha.