Rahul Gandhi's speech at Congress Plenary rhetoric of a loser: BJP

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Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party president, launched a scathing attack on the PM at his party's conference, saying: "What does "Modi" actually mean? We will change all that". "My first priority is to break this barrier but with respect", said Rahul.

"Who is he (Rahul Gandhi) to decide on who are the Kauravas and who are the Pandavas".

Unlike the previous plenaries and AICC gatherings, senior leaders were not seated on the stage.

In order to do long-term fix of the party's image - characterised by nepotism and clinging to party posts - the Congress president said his "first task" would be to knock down barriers between leaders and workers, and to promote workers lower down the order.

"In meetings of no political party, you will find such an empty stage. In 10 years, I want to see India's vision there", he said.

"Congress party is against technology". There were also group discussions for greater involvement of workers.

"Rather, the Congress is putting up a struggle to expose the dictatorial ways of the Modi government, its neglect of Constitution, disrespect of Parliament, false cases against the opposition and its harassment of the media", she said. "Like the Pandavas, the Congress fights for truth", he said.

"Centuries ago, there was a huge battle on the field of Kurukshetra". The Kauravas were powerful and arrogant, while the Pandavas were humble and they fought for the truth.

He said the Congress has workers who have energy and power to change the nation but unable to get opportunity because of a wall between them and the party leaders.

The resolution, said a person familiar with its drafting, had been worked on by Praveen Chakravarty, the newly appointed Data Analytics Department chairman of the Congress, under the guidance of Singh and Chidambaram.

At plenary, Congress talks of inequality, alliances

Then came a nasty barb: "Modi stands for collusion between India's biggest crony capitalists and India's Prime Minister". Even in cricket, the most corrupt name is similar to that of our prime minister.

"Instead of acknowledging the challenges facing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi diverts our attention from our problems. There is no employment, farmers are dying and the PM says let us do Yoga in front of the India Gate". "It has vacated for you as if India is to change, only boys and girls of every religion and caste can change", he said, giving a call to the talented with a vision of India from India and overseas to come on the stage. For the first time, four judges of the Supreme Court had to come to the people for justice. There is a difference between RSS and Congress.

"The aim of plenary is to show the path forward to the Congress and the country". "While our leaders like Mahatma Gandhi remained in jail, their leader Savarkar begged for mercy", he said.

Charging PM Modi of failing to fulfil the promies made to the people at the time of the Lok sabha elecitons, Rahul said, that people voted for Mr Modi hoping that they would walk along with him on country's oath towards development.

"Modi said farmers' income will be doubled in six years, it is a jumla-type statement unlikely to be achieved", Singh said, expressing doubts over the government's key agrarian agenda of doubling farmers' income by 2020.

Gandhi accused Modi of "hoodwinking" people with his promises terming it "Modi maya" and also that he "perhaps thinks himself to be avatar of God".

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was full of praise for a reticent Manmohan Singh on Sunday and said the former prime minister's silence did what the ruling BJP's uproar could not. They have installed a government, where the two wings of the Government are working against each other. "The atmosphere in J&K is deteriorating day in and day out", he said.

He also attacked the government's Make In India policy, its foreign policy and security doctrine. BJP people should listen.

About civilians being targeted by Pakistan during cross-border firing, the Union minister said it was not only a violation of all the diplomatic norms in a warfare situation, but was also the reflection of the Pakistan Army's frustration due to heavy casualties suffered by it as a result of retaliatory action from the Indian side.

"Congress can never be like BJP".

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