On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP of orchestrating the downfall of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh in March 2020 and expressed confidence that the Congress would secure 145-150 seats out of 230 in the upcoming state elections on November 17.
Speaking at an election rally in Vidisha, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan conspired to topple the Congress government. The Congress, led by Kamal Nath, had come to power in Madhya Pradesh in 2018 but fell in 2020 due to the rebellion of 22 Congress MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, just 15 months after assuming power following a 15-year gap.
Although Rahul Gandhi did not specifically mention Jyotiraditya Scindia, who played a crucial role in the government's collapse, he emphasized the political crisis of March 2020, asserting that the people of Madhya Pradesh were now poised to take revenge, and the Congress would sweep the upcoming Assembly elections.
Rahul Gandhi drew parallels with Karnataka, stating that, like in that state, the Congress would oust the BJP from power in Madhya Pradesh. He criticized the previous BJP government in Karnataka, alleging corruption and emphasizing the reduction in the price of LPG cylinders in Congress-ruled states like Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. Rahul Gandhi pledged that if the Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh, all promises made to the people would be fulfilled.
(With Agency Inputs)