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Rahul Gandhi conducts rally in Mumbai targetting Narendra Modi; Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar absent from the rally

Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 7:25pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

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At the rally, Rahul Gandhi targetted Narendra Modi and his prior rally in Mumbai where Modi had spoken about an acting university in Mumbai. He also targetted Modi for giving away land to crony industrialists. He made similar points that he had spoken about in a television interview.

Rahul Gandhi targetted Narendra Modi and his developmental claims. The Mumbai rally was being viewed as the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine's show of strength in the city.

The ruling alliance, which is battling a decade-long anti-incumbency, had won all the six seats here in 2009.

In an interview with a leading newspaper, Prithviraj Chavan had targetted BJP and Narendra Modi stating that India would be ruled by an autocrat if Modi came to power

Below are statements that Rahul Gandhi made at the Mumbai rally: 

*We want that all your mobile phones, watches etc should be made in Mumbai, not in China 

*We want that all your mobile phones, watches etc should be build in Mumbai, not in China

*We will put 70 Crore people in the Middle Class:

*We will built 2000 women police stations, We will have 25% women in police force- If UPA comes to power-Rahul Gandhi 

*Gujarat ke CM, police ki shakti ka prayog karte hain, Mahilao ke phone tap karne ke liye-Rahul Gandhi 

*I did not see any woman on the poster of the BJP which says 'Mahilao Ko Shakti Do", only his own picture-Rahul Gandhi 

Also read: Lok Sabha elections: What does Narendra Modi's Gujarat development model really mean for India?

*Modi ji gave the land equivalent to Mumbai's coastline to Adani ji, and he says make me the Chowkidar of Hindustan-Rahul Gandhi 

*Modi ji has given 45000 acres, the land equivalent to Thane to Adani ji at Re1 per sqm-Rahul Gandhi 

*We want to build a partnership between the poor and rich. Every Hindu and Muslim should hug each other, be together-Rahul Gandhi 

*Before Modi ji,Nothing was there in Gujarat?People were sleeping for 60 years?No Amul was there? Then Modi ji came, and Gujarat shined?-Rahul Gandhi 

*The entire country knows the strength and the knowledge of Mumbai-Rahul Gandhi 

*Monorail has already started,Sea Link Chembur Santa Cruz Link Road, Eastern Freeway has been opened,We built International Airport-Rahul Gandhi 

*We have built 3 times more roads than the NDA. We have increased the power generation by 2 times-Rahul Gandhi 

*We interacted with fisherfolk to understand their issues, before making our manifesto- Rahul Gandhi 

*We have provided guarenteed 'Right to Food'. The opposition doesn't visit villages or houses of poor, so they don't know what is hunge-Rahul Gandhi 

*They came to Mumbai, and talk about having an Acting University, they don't want people to get 'Right to Food','Right to Work-Rahul Gandhi 

*They ask us that about our contribution to India in last 10 years.I say,We have lifted 15 Cr people out of poverty-Rahul Gandhi 

Read: Between BJP and Congress, do we really have a choice these Lok Sabha elections?

*"Congress ki vichardhara hai Ek doosre ki izzat karo,bhaichaare se raho,ek doosre se gale millo aur pradesh ko aage le jao"-Rahul Gandhi 

*We don't want 2 India's. We just one India- both for poor and the rich. Opposition wants it otherwise-Rahul Gandhi 

*The opposition wants the people to fight with each other-Rahul Gandhi 

*Congress party was born in Mumbai, Congress party's ideology is in the DNA of Mumbai. Congress respects everyone

*The Congress' Mumbai rally was supposed to be addressed by mother-son duo Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi but Sonia failed to turn up due to her health concerns. It is now being addressed by Sonia's son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar too are addressing rallies in Nandurbar and Dhule.

*The BJP - Shiv Sena alliance  will hold a rally at the venue — Bandra-Kurla complex on Monda. This rally will feature Narendra Modi as the campaigner. 

Read: Sonia Gandhi to skip Sunday's rallies in Maharashtra due to health reasons

*At this rally, which was a show of NCP-Congress alliance in the state, Rahul Gandhi made some strong statements: 

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has supervised the preparations for the Congress rally with all city MLAs and MPs, asking them to ensure that the rally ground was packed.

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