'Modi barely escaped...': Rahul attacks PM over Lok Sabha results

Megha Jain

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi—being credited for the party's surprisingly strong performance in the Lok Sabha elections—claimed on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrowly avoided defeat in his Varanasi constituency. During a speech in Kerala's Malappuram, Gandhi said, "The truth is the Prime Minister barely escaped in Varanasi and he would have been defeated himself in Varanasi. The BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party] was defeated in Ayodhya...The people of Ayodhya have given a message that we don't appreciate hatred and violence."