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Posted at: May 16, 2019, 6:50 AM; last updated: May 16, 2019, 6:50 AM (IST)

Cong’s Rai dares BJP to contest on GST, DeMo

Cong’s Rai dares BJP to contest on GST, DeMo
Ajay Rai

Tribune News Service

Varanasi, May 15

Congress candidate Ajay Rai who is contesting against PM Narendra Modi has challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to fight on issues that have affected the people — demonetisation, implementation of GST and unemployment — during the past five years.

Having been fielded for the second time by the Congress here, Rai, who has his share of followers, feels that people of the constituency have realised that while 2014 was fought showcasing the Gujarat model of development, all that stands exposed in 2019.

“The talk of the Gujarat model of development was a tall claim and the people have realised that those were distant drumbeats that sounded melodious. The people are upset, traders are upset, tourism industry has suffered...they (BJP) would have to pay for it,” Rai told The Tribune.

Asked about the BJP plank of nationalism, Rai countered by seeking to know how many people from the party took part in the freedom struggle. The Congress has contributed to the freedom movement and has many families that took part in it.

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