Rahul, Sonia will lose their LS seats in 2019: BJP

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Ahead of the elections in 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday started its campaign for the upcoming polls in a mega rally organised by its party workers in Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

Congress president Rahul Gandhi concluded the phase six of his campaign in Karnataka-a state that is now under the party's rule. Responding to Shah's recent comments likening opposition parties to cats, dogs and snakes, Gandhi said Shah's comments smacked of utter disrespect for not just Dalits, tribals and minorities, but also his own party leaders.

Rahul launched a sharp attack against PM Modi and said, "There is a basic loss of control and you can see that.you can see that in Modi's demeanour, you can see it in his expression, you can see it in his speeches". He also alleged that there was a collapse in the government because of complete financial mismanagement, demonetisation and implosion of the financial system.

Stating that Modi had a "very good" opportunity after the 2014 election, Gandhi said a lot could have been done for the country.

Replying to yet another query, Gandhi said the Congress did not agree with the GST "designed" by the BJP.

"It's unfortunate he (Shah) looks at the world that way and thinks everyone else are animals". "We in the Congress know how to carry people, we are not egotistical people, we don't crush people and we don't destroy people's lives, so we will manage it", Mr Gandhi said, according to PTI. "We don't understand, and even the government, that what is the extent of the hole in the financial system", Gandhi said. Attempts are being made for opposition unity.

The basic thing is how to get the country out of the "mess that Modi and RSS has put it in", Rahul said.

Shah later said what he meant was political parties having no ideological similarities were coming together out of fear of Modi. They say it to us.

The Congress President alleged that Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have a relationship with the Prime Minister.

Addressing the last leg of his Janaashirvaada yatra in KGF, Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts, Rahul said: "Time is running out for Modi and his government".

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