NEW DELHI, Jan 17 � Seeking to dispel the demoralisation in Congress in the wake of recent electoral debacle, a combative Rahul Gandhi today mounted a blistering attack on Narendra Modi saying those dreaming about Congress-free India will themselves be destroyed, reports PTI.
Joining his mother Sonia Gandhi, Rahul accused the BJP of lighting fires of communal hatred and setting people against each other as the party sought support of all like-minded political and social forces to come together at �this critical juncture�.
In his 45-minute spirited address here at the AICC session, which was repeatedly cheered by delegates from across the country, the Congress vice president and Sonia Gandhi put an end to the debate over projecting him as the Prime Ministerial candidate, saying the party has the tradition of PM being elected by the MPs.
Giving a battle cry for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Rahul said the Congress is ready for the tough challenge ahead and �we will not stop till the battle is won�.
Tearing into BJP and its PM candidate Modi for his �Congress-free India� campaign, he said Congress is a �thought� which cannot be erased. �Whoever has tried to do it, has himself got destroyed.�
Seeking to widen the party�s reach, he focussed on issues related to the youth, women, downtrodden sections and a new constituency of people who have risen above the poverty line and are aspiring to be part of the middle class, saying he would fight for their cause.
In a virtual directive, Rahul asked the government to raise the annual cap of subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12, a point that was lustily cheered by the audience.