On the day of the first phase of Lok Sabha voting starts, Congress president Rahul Gandhi appealed to the voters to ‘vote wisely’ for ‘the soul of India and its future’.
Taking a jibe at Modi’s Acche Din, Gandhi posted a tweet about poll promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and also to the issues on which the Congress has built its campaign against the government this time.
“No 2 Crore JOBS. No 15 Lakhs in Bank A/C. No ACCHE DIN. Instead: No JOBS. DEMONETISATION. Farmers in Pain. GABBAR SINGH TAX. Suit Boot Sarkar. RAFALE. Lies. Lies. Lies. Distrust. Violence. HATE. Fear. You vote today for the soul of India. For her future. Vote wisely,” he wrote on Twitter.
Apart from this, the official handle of Congress Party also tweeted that “Today you decide. Love over hate. Jobs over pakoda. Policies over propaganda. One nation over division. Vote for Congress. Vote for you. Today you pledge,” posted the party.
As Hindustan Times says, Gandhi led the Congress’ election campaign against the Modi government alleging that the BJP-led regime has neglected the poor, the farmers and the youth. The BJP, on the other hand, has built its Lok Sabha poll campaign alleging that the Congress, when it led the governments at the Centre, failed to deliver the promises it made to the nation.
Lok Sabha elections are considered to be the world’s biggest democratic exercise so far. Held in seven phases all throughout the country, the first phase started today and voting took place in 91 constituencies across 18 states and two Union Territories of the country. The national elections will come to an end on May 19 and the votes will be counted on May 23. Voting for Assembly elections is also simultaneously held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and some seats in Odisha.