"The leader from Gujarat is involved in phone tapping of girls. Those forces who have been attacking women in the past are now talking of women empowerment,” he said at a rally in Kanker.

"The leader from Gujarat, who did surveillance on women in the past, is now seen on posters with promises to empower women," he added.

Referring to the pub attack in Mangalore in 2009 when the Bharatiya Janata Party was in power in Karnataka, Gandhi said, “In Karnataka, the BJP have been involved in manhandling women.”

He expressed confidence that the Congress would win the Lok Sabha elections and form UPA III at the Centre.

He also promised jobs to the youth of Chhattisgarh, alleging that the current BJP-led government in the state is incapable of creating jobs.


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