KR Nagar rally a 'patch-up' glue for Cong-JD(S) workers

KR Nagar rally a 'patch-up' glue for Cong-JD(S) workers

AICC president Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda discuss a point on the dais at the joint coalition rally at KR Nagar, Mysuru district, on Saturday. AICC general secretary K C Venugopal is seen. DH Photo / Savitha B R

AICC president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that while the people lost jobs and incurred losses due to the wrong policies of the NDA government, like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST), the proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), a minimum income guarantee scheme, proposed by the Congress will give justice to the affected.

The meeting, held in favour of JD(S)-Congress coalition candidates of Mysuru region here, is deemed to be crucial as only four days are left for the polling.

KR Nagar comes under Mandya LS constituency, even though it is part of Mysuru district. KR Nagar is strategically located. It is the meeting point of Mandya, Hassan and Mysuru districts.

On one side KR Nagar touches KR Pet taluk of Mandya district and on the other side, it borders Holenarsipur taluk of Hassan district.

The meeting, attended by leaders of the coalition, is expected to give a boost to the workers of both Congress and JD(S). It has to be noted that JD(S) is the traditional rival of the Congress in all three districts. Thus, there was no coordination among the leaders and workers of the coalition partners. While the Congress workers were reluctant to work for the JD(S) candidates in Mandya and Hassan, the JD(S) workers were not keen on working for the Congress candidate in Mysuru.

The coming together of the supreme leaders of both parties — Rahul Gandhi and H D Deve Gowda — and also Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and former CM Siddaramaiah, is expected to send a message to the workers of the coalition partners to work unitedly for the victory of the alliance candidates.

Taunting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said there are 22 lakh jobs lying vacant in the government sector, which will be filled in a year if the Congress is voted to power.

“Steps will be taken to create an additional 10 lakh jobs in the Panchayat Raj system if we come to power. NYAY is intended to eradicate poverty. It is going to be a ‘surgical strike’ on poverty. It will provide jobs to youth,” he said.

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