Next Lok Sabha poll will be between Modi & rest of India: Congress leader

Next Lok Sabha poll will be between Modi...

The new West Bengal Congress chief Gaurav Gogoi today claimed that the 2019 Lok Sabha polls would be fought between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "the rest of India" and his party would form government in the Centre.

A close confidante of Rahul Gandhi, Gogoi, who took over the charge of the party's state unit from C P Joshi last month, expressed confidence that Congress will improve its Lok Sabha tally in the next general elections and will form the government.

"To make a comeback is in our DNA because our values are in sync with what the society and the country wants and the people of this country are eagerly waiting to oust this anti-people government," Gogoi told reporters.

Son of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, junior Gogoi is presently Lok Sabha member from Kaliabor seat in his native state.

"The BJP tries to pitch this question as to who will fight against Modi. My answer is the next Lok Sabha elections will be between Modi and the people of this country. The farmers, business community, students, workers, entrepreneurs are angry against the Modi government," Gogoi said.

The people of this country will come out and fight against Narendra Modi government and will defeat the BJP and the RSS, he said.

On his maiden visit to the state after taking charge of its Congress unit, Gogoi took stock of the party organization in the state during the last two days.

Much to the dismay of the state Congress leadership, engaged in a tooth and nail fight with the TMC leadership, Gogoi, however, refrained from speaking even a "single word" against the TMC government here.

Asked how does he plan to counter the TMC in the state which has been poaching on the Congress MLAs and its elected representatives during the last few years, he said "it is too early to reveal our strategy."

Gogoi said he would act as a bridge between the party high command and the state leadership and decisions would be taken in the "best interest of the party."

"That is why we are having extensive talks with the state leaders and don't want to ignore their views," he said.

Asked if there is any chance of an alliance with the TMC for the next Lok Sabha elections, he said "it is too premature" to say anything at this moment as the party is still in the process of listening to every opinion and an appropriate decision would be taken at the appropriate time.

Expressing hope of strengthening the party in West Bengal, Gogoi said he would tour the entire state and talk to the grass root leaders to have their feed backs to strengthen the party.

"We are going to strenghten the organisation keeping in mind the next Lok Sabha and assembly elections in state," he said.

Dwelling upon the violence during the last panchayat elections, he said it was "quite disappointing" to see in the atmosphere in which the rural polls were held in Bengal.

 


PostedOn: 18 Jun 2018 Total Views: 153




Temple Opened For Public so Everyone Can...

Temple Opened For Public so Everyone Can go, Says ...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that denying entry to women in Sabarimala Temple is against the Constitutional mandate. A five-judge Constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra was hearing a Public Interest L...

18 Jul 2018

Senior IPS Officer Shifted Over Video of...

Senior IPS Officer Shifted Over Video of 'Affair' ...

A senior Bengaluru police official has been moved out since a controversial video of his surfaced, said aZeereport on Tuesday. Bengaluru Rural Superintendent of Police Bheemashankar S Guled was shifteda day after the video and he has been replaced with TP Shivakumar. Guled has not been assigned any ...

17 Jul 2018

Quetta Blast Leaves 128 Dead, Bloodied B...

Quetta Blast Leaves 128 Dead, Bloodied Body Parts ...

At least 128 people were killed and nearly 150 injured after a blast rocked a political rally in Balochistan’s capital Quetta last evening. The death toll was confirmed by Balochistan Home Minister Agha Umar Bungalzai, as per AFP. Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani was among th...

14 Jul 2018

Death for Dhasvanth who sexually assault...

Death for Dhasvanth who sexually assaulted, murder...

Madras High Courton Tuesdayupheld the verdict of the Chengalpet court in connection with the sexual assault and murder of aseven-year-old girl named Hasini in Chennai. Judges S Vimala and S Ramathilagam dismissed convict Dhasvanth's appeal to quash his death sentence in the case and maintained that ...

11 Jul 2018

Supreme Court declines to hear petition ...

Supreme Court declines to hear petition against Te...

In a major relief to the Telangana government, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking a stay on the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project. The bench comprising of justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta were hearing a petition filed by D Laxminarayana, convener of Telangana Engineers ...

10 Jul 2018

Gunfight between terrorists and security...

Gunfight between terrorists and security forces un...

In Jammu and Kashmir, two army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, were injured in the initial phase of gunfire after a gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir's Shopian village early Tuesday morning. The injured personnel have been shifted for spec...

10 Jul 2018

PM Modi, S Korea President inaugurate wo...

PM Modi, S Korea President inaugurate world's larg...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in launched the world's largest Samsung mobile phone manufacturing plant in Noida on Monday. It has a capacity of making 1.2 crore phones a year giving a massive boost to Make in India and digital India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi an...

10 Jul 2018

Nirbhaya Rapists be Spared From Hanging?

Nirbhaya Rapists be Spared From Hanging?

The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to pronounce its verdict on review petitions filed by the death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case . The convicts (Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh) are seeking reduction of their death sentence to a life term. A bench of Chief Justice Dip...

09 Jul 2018