Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk: Stepping up attack on the prime minister on the second day of his visit to Wayanad, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha election campaign was filled with “lies, poison and hatred”, but his party stood for truth, love and affection.
Gandhi, who is in his constituency on a thanksgiving three-day visit after being elected to Lok Sabha, addressed party workers at Kalpetta, Kambalakadu and Panamaram and continued his roadshow Saturday.
A large number of Congress-led United Democratic Front workers and women thronged the route.
Congress general secretary in-charge of Karnataka K C Venugopal, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran were with Gandhi in his special vehicle.
Though it rained heavily in parts of the constituency Friday, the weather did not play spoilsport as it was bright and sunny till this noon.
Gandhi said Modi “uses hatred, anger and lies” which are his “weapons”.
He said his party will continue to fight the “worst sentiments” the prime minister represents.
“At the national level, we are fighting poison. Modi’s campaign was filled with lies, poison, hatred and divided the people of the country. He used lies in the election… Congress stood for truth, love and affection,” he said addressing the crowd at Kalpetta.
At Kambalakadu, Gandhi said there are big challenges in Wayanad which can be resolved by working together.
“My job is to represent all of Wayanad. People from all parties supported me in the election. There are big challenges and issues in Wayanad. We will work together and solve everything,” he said.
Gandhi had contested the Lok Sabha election from Wayanad, in addition to his family bastion of Amethi, but lost to Union minister Smriti Irani in the Uttar Pradesh constituency.
He won from Wayanad with a margin of about 4.31 lakh votes.
After the Congress party’s poor show in the second consecutive general election, Gandhi had offered to resign as the Congress president, but it was rejected by the party’s highest decision-making.