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Addressing rallies in poll-bound Rajasthan's Dholpur and Bharatpur, Gandhi also slammed the introduction of the Agnipath scheme, saying it has shattered the dreams of lakhs of youth who wanted to defend the nation
"The first thing that the Congress will do after returning to power in Rajasthan is conduct a caste census. It will also be conducted at the national level after the Congress comes to power at the Centre," Gandhi said
A caste census is necessary as the country's Dalits and people belonging to backward classes should know their real numbers, he said
He said, "Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to call himself an OBC but as soon as I demanded a caste census, he started saying there is only one caste in the country -- the poor"
The Congress leader further accused Modi, billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani and Union Home Minister Amit Shah of picking people's pockets
"PM Modi diverts attention, Gautam Adani picks people's pockets and Amit Shah wields the lathi," Gandhi said
At the rally in Bharatpur's Nadbai, he said, "Modi comes from the front. He is seen on TV and diverts your attention by talking about Hindu-Muslim. Adani comes from behind and picks your pockets. Amit Shah watches from the other side with a stick. This is how the government of India is running"