Rahul forced to cut short speech at Delhi election meeting ....

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    Rahul forced to cut short speech at Delhi election meeting as people leave - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: It was supposed to be a show of strength for the Congress but turned out to be somewhat of an embarrassment, with a poor turnout at a city election meeting forcing Rahul Gandhi to finish his speech in just about seven minutes.

    For starters, the organizers had failed to get a wholesome crowd in Dakshinpuri, which is regarded to be a party stronghold. On top of that, Rahul didn't help matters by reaching three hours behind schedule, ostensibly because he didn't want coverage of the rally to clash with the publicity of a party press conference.

    Rahul highlighted the Dikshit government's development record and attacked the BJP but the crowd didn't look engaged and sections of it got up to leave. Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit appealed to the crowd to stay put and listen to Rahul but that didn't stem the thinning.

    Sunday's disappointing show could be a cause of concern for Congress as its hopes of retaining power in Dakshinpuri are based on the calculation that the poor and migrants, who constitute the majority in the constituency, will continue to stand by the party. In the near run, the organizers will also have to explain to the leadership the reasons for the poor turnout.

    While other leaders targeted the Aam Aadmi Party, Rahul's pitch was performance of the Congress government in Delhi. "Ye sab Congress ne kiya hai taki aam aadmi sarkar se jude aur aam aadmi hi faisle karey (The Congress has done all this to ensure that the common man is involved in governance and the common man takes the decisions)," he said.

    Rahul opened his speech by calling Delhi a city of migrants. "Delhi is a like a mini-India where people come from all over. My family hails from Kashmir and they moved to Uttar Pradesh and then Delhi. Similarly, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit too moved from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi. The city embraces everyone who comes here and offers opportunities to all," Rahul said, trying to strike a chord with the crowd, most of whom were migrants.

    Without naming opposition parties, Rahul said that unlike in states like Karnataka and Maharashtra, in Delhi, there was no differential treatment for migrants and under Dikshit's governance there was total harmony. While both the states currently have Congress governments, Rahul's reference appears to have been to the previous BJP regime in Karnataka and the Shiv Sena's anti-migrants stand in Maharashtra.

    "The Congress government has worked to empower the aam aadmi, the women in the Capital and the country. We gave the country the Right to Information Act to fight against corruption," Rahul said. He cited the Bhagidari programme of Dikshit's government as an attempt to involve the common man in governance.

    Promising more infrastructure for the city, Rahul said, if back in power, the city would get a larger Metro network and also a monorail among other developmental projects.

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    This indicates the beginning of an End !
     
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    rahul with all his family lineage can't charm the people as Modi can.........seems the people has already decided the verdict
     
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    What does this idiot know about Karnataka, Bangalore is cosmopolitan city & you can find people of states. All hoarding & public notices are bilingual( both Kannada & English) in whole of Karnataka. Ask him to show one incidents where governement has dicreminated against migrants. In fact majority of Bangalore is built by migrants.

    Karnataka is the most tolerant & expats friendly state in the whole country.
     
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    I agree !

    There have been some unpleasant incidents which affected expats in MH caused by that m0r0n Raj Thackeray and his henchmen otherwise, even in Maharashtra, people from different parts of the country are living in peace and there is no discrimination as such.

    RG's chicken brain doesn't have capability to understand the demographics and likes..
     
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    For starters, the organizers had failed to get a wholesome crowd in Dakshinpuri, which is regarded to be a party stronghold. On top of that, Rahul didn't help matters by reaching three hours behind schedule, ostensibly because he didn't want coverage of the rally to clash with the publicity of a party press conference.
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    Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit appealed to the crowd to stay put and listen to Rahul but that didn't stem the thinning.
    Sunday's disappointing show could be a cause of concern for Congress as its hopes of retaining power in Dakshinpuri are based on the calculation that the poor and migrants, who constitute the majority in the constituency, will continue to stand by the party.
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    Rahul opened his speech by calling Delhi a city of migrants. "Delhi is a like a mini-India where people come from all over."
    [The same guy then goes on to say this]
    The people of Delhi are very sharp and do not respond to borrowed players from outside the capital.
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    While prising Delhi he bashed Mah and Karn for discrimination against migrants. And who rules in these two states?

    Haha.

    but speech was "forceful" in an empty venue.
     
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    Is this what he means by 'insular'?

    I, me and my family?

    And Aunty Sheila appeared pathetic!

    I am sure he will be given a dressing down by Mama Gandhi for poor performance at the Crown Prince's Durbar!
     
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    You must see the liberally gaped chairs they put and clever angles by which they snap in the rallies .. all to hide the low attendance :D
     
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    Rahul is drawing crowds in 10s and not more.

    Good doing for the young man!

    I saw Jairam Ramesh's interview on one of the channels.

    He was gushing about Rahul's vision and popularity.

    I believe Jairam Ramesh is the Congress Poll Strategy coordinator.

    Arey Ram Ram! Jairam Ramesh!
     
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    Most of my friends who have lived or living in Bangalore disagree.
     
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    but why ? :confused:
     
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    I wouldn't know what Bangalore is now, but it was a rather cosmopolitan city.

    There is no doubt that there is a huge population of migrants in Bangalore now.

    The only rowdies were the Iranis driving their motorcycles at breakneck speed down Brigade Road.

    In fact, the migrants from North were coming in when I was there.

    And the whole city from a placid, genteel and a decent place, was getting to be a bit 'off colour', or should I say 'getting colourful'.

    The Kannadis (if that is the word for people of Karnataka) are a very docile and decent lot.
     
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    Delhi is not a "mini-India". Can you survive in Delhi if you don't speak Hindi? And in many cases, weird-ass accented Hindi like Haryanvi etc.

    On the other hand, you can, and lakhs of people do, survive in Bangalore without Kannada. Bangalore speaks Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, English and a little bit of Malayalam too.

    Bangalore has a greater claim to being "mini India" than Delhi ever will.
     
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    Actually, I think because Rahul Gandhi was good enough to cut his speech short it tuned out to be a boon to the audience.

    They were spared hearing of Rahul Gandhi's family sacrifice, his vast knowledge of the poor because he broke bread with a Harijan family over lunch, his philosophy of Jupiter or Neptune's velocity escape, and such high intellectuality of poverty being a state of mind, or how from half a chapati the country has embarked on a full chapati and such wondrous thoughts.

    Tomatoes being costly was not splashed to 'serenade' the poor young old Youth!

    Of course, Aunty Sheila's face turned red when people started leaving and that was not because of tomatoes either!

    Yet, I love to hear her than Rahul, since she has such a fraud Hindi accent that sounds like bastardised English since she clenches her teeth and lets the words out as if air is escaping through the set of teeth!
     
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    This one is obvious, you need to make better friends!
     
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    Sir its Kannadigas.
     
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    On what are they disagreeing & which area were they leaving.

    In Bangalore you can leave without speaking Kannada, just hindi or english would do.
     

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