INDIA bloc to get decisive mandate due to Congress’s campaign: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh said the Congress' campaign was positive and result of the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra.


Published May 31, 2024 | 7:42 PMUpdatedMay 31, 2024 | 7:42 PM


The Congress on Friday, 31 May, said that due to its positive campaign, the nyay (justice) guarantees and giving priority to protecting the Constitution that the INDIA bloc would get a “clear and decisive” mandate on 4 June.

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh, party’s media and publicity department head Pawan Khera and AICC social media department head Supriya Shrinate released a compilation of 272 questions the party asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last 72 days titled ’72 Days, 272 Questions, 0 Jawab ‘Bhaag Modi Bhaag’.

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Attribute credits to Rahul Gandhi

Addressing a press conference along with Khera and Shrinate, Ramesh said the Congress’ campaign was positive and result of the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra.

He recalled that on 23 January this year in Guwahati, Rahul Gandhi for the first time announced the five nyaysYuva Nyay, Nari Nyay, Kisaan Nyay, Shramik Nyay and Hissedaari Nyay.

In Ranchi on 5 February, Gandhi talked about ‘hissedari (equity) nyay‘ and the party’s guarantees under it, Ramesh said.

On 23 February in Ambikapur, Gandhi and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge announced the guarantees under ‘kisaan (farmer) nyay‘.

He pointed out that on 7 March in Banswara, Kharge and Gandhi released the ‘yuva (youth) nyay‘ guarantees.

On 13 March in Dhule, Gandhi announced ‘naari (woman) nyay‘, while Kharge announced the ‘shramik (labourer) nyay‘ guarantees in Bengaluru, he said.

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To protect social justice

Ramesh also recalled that Rahul Gandhi carried a copy of the Constitution to public meetings and stressed the Congress’ guarantee to protect social justice, get a caste census done and remove the 50 percent cap on reservations.

“We believe that due to our campaign, ‘paach nyay pachchees guarantee‘ and the priority we gave on the protection of the Constitution as stressed by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, we are going to get a clear and decisive mandate on 4 June,” Ramesh said.

During the presser, Ramesh also said the Congress made several complaints of model code violations by the BJP, including 14 against the prime minister, to the Election Commission of India.

“We respect the EC but sadly impartiality was not seen during the course of the campaign,” he said.

Khera said the Congress campaign derailed Modi’s “propaganda” and he did not tell the country what his government achieved.

Shrinate said the BJP campaign on social media was old and repetitive with no traction among the youth, while the Congress social media campaign worked in a big way among the youth.

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