While addressing the people, Rahul Gandhi said, "This chowkidar obliged 15 selected people during his five-year term but told sugarcane farmers that cane-farming caused 'sugar' (diabetes)." The diabetes remark is usually attributed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Rahul Gandhi repeated allegations of irregularities in the Rafale aircraft deal, which the government has denied. He said, "Anil Ambani, who never manufactured an airplane, was awarded with a Rs 30,000 crore contract, but cane farmers were told that cane-farming caused sugar (diabetes) when they demanded their dues."
Northwest Delhi MP Udit Raj, who quit the BJP to join the Congress on Wednesday after being denied ticket, said staying "deaf and dumb" in his former party has its benefits and went on to add that had he "stayed quiet", he could have been made the prime minister in future.
In pic: Congress President Rahul Gandhi felicitates BJP Lok Sabha member Udit Raj after he joined Congress, in New Delhi
Addressing a press conference, Udit Raj said the BJP had not even considered Ram Nath Kovind "good enough for giving him a ticket when he wanted it" and suggested that he was rewarded with the President's post because he stayed quiet.
A Congress party supporter with messages painted on his body during party President Rahul Gandhi's address at an election rally ahead of the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Kanpur, Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi attended a public meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha elections at GIC ground, in Lakhimpur Kheri district, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. All Pics/ PTI