Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed on Wednesday that no one knows which party the Maharashtra government is affiliated with, in an apparent jibe at the government of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. He also questioned social media companies, claiming they apply “systematic bias,” which could lead any party to victory.
Indian elections may be rigged through social media even if the EVM is secure. Extensive social media companies can influence elections in favour of any party they choose. According to the Congress statement issued following Rahul’s meeting with civil society activists on Wednesday afternoon, “systematic bias is being applied there, and my social media handles are a live example.” Veteran Gandhian G G Parikh and social activist Medha Patkar were present at the meeting, which was held on the 70th day of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Maharashtra.
According to Rahul, one ideology and its leaders use communal violence as a strategic weapon to create a state of disharmony in society. As he stated, India is currently being shaped by the vision of a powerful urban elite. This vision can only be shattered with the right thinking, and we must refine that vision. As part of the day’s activities, Rahul spoke at a meeting in the Washim district of Vidarbha region at Medshi. We intend to take everyone with us on our yatra without causing hatred or violence. No one is left behind, but those who have fallen are picked up.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, there are several patriots in power, and in Maharashtra, there are also a few. The Prime Minister is in Delhi at the moment. Neither I nor what I should refer to belong to the political party in power in Maharashtra,” he said.
Formerly the second in command in the Shiv Sena, Shinde rebelled against Thackeray, who headed the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, and formed a government with the assistance of the BJP. Shinde has claimed since then that he is the original Sena leader and has even claimed ownership of the party symbol of a bow and arrow. Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena has now been given to Shinde, while the Shiv Sena of Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has been named Shiv Sena. There has been no final resolution to the dispute between the two sides. As part of the MVA government, Congress was represented. Rahul Thackeray’s son Aaditya participated in the yatra in Nanded.
According to Jairam Ramesh and Supriya Shrinate, the Congress party will introduce the Old Pension Scheme similarly to the way it has been implemented in Congress-ruled states, including Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. “…There are three lakh government employees in Himachal; all they seek is OPS. So the governments… have to respond to the needs of people,” said Srinate.