Goa BJP calls Rahul Gandhi 'loafer' for winking in Parliament

Goa BJP calls Rahul Gandhi 'loafer' for winking in Parliament

The Congress on Monday accused prime minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman of misleading Parliament and the country on the Rafale pricing issue, saying there is no clause in the 2008 pact between India and France that prevents the government from divulging price details of the aircraft.

To keep the Opposition flock together, top placed Congress sources have indicated that the party does not have a problem with a candidate from any other party, as long as the candidate is not backed by the RSS.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

On the same day, BSP Supremo Mayawati announced that an alliance with Congress in UP was possible only if Congress concedes a respectable numbers of seats to her party in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Fore the 2016 elections, the party had an arrangement with the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

He said Chidambaram stated during the meeting that at best the Congress could contest 150 seats.

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"We believe that Congress party is the one which can give fight to BJP's ideology. We should keep this in mind and take everyone along to save the Constitution", Babbar said.

While Gandhi has been seen as a reluctant politician by critics and a light-weight opponent by BJP leaders, the manner in which the 48-year-old Congress president has been targeted by the party and Modi has raised his profile in the national political game. Now, he knows that on what direction the Congress should go. The focus of today's CWC meeting was on how to strengthen the party. "The ultimate goal is to defeat the present government".

But it will have to stitch up alliances to take on the BJP in all the states where it is weak, and it will have to deliver many times the 44 seats it pulled in during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The Congress chief said, "We are setting up a group that is going to do that (alliance)".

Furthermore, he stated that the Opposition was prepared for a "larger alliance" to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections.

"The prime minister has along with the defence minister deliberately mislead the House, it is, therefore, requested that this notice of breach of privilege be accepted and referred to the privilege committee for further proceedings", the notice against the Prime Minister says. Senior party leaders like Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mohan Prakash, CP Joshi and Shashi Tharoor were dropped from the committee whereas Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada, Tarun Gogoi, Siddaramaiah, Sheila Dikshit, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge were added into it.

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