The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently shared a cartoon of Rahul Gandhi, a leader of the Congress party. This came in response to the announcement by the Opposition coalition INDIA that Rahul Gandhi would be their prime ministerial candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
The cartoon depicts Rahul Gandhi piloting an airplane with the caption, ‘Brand new (Old). Hot air INDIA- Your ticket to disaster’.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a senior Congress leader, declared Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial nominee for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Gehlot explained that this decision was made through collective discussions and deliberations among the participating parties of the INDIA alliance.
The INDIA alliance, which consists of 26 Opposition parties, aims to challenge the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the upcoming election. According to Gehlot, the alliance was formed in response to the public’s demand for change and the “immense pressure” faced by all political factions due to current national circumstances.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticized the INDIA alliance, accusing them of promoting corruption and prioritizing personal gains over the nation’s interests. He referred to their motto as “family first and nation nothing”.