Gandhi posted the video in which sitting MLA Bakshish Singh Virk purportedly makes the remarks. Virk has dubbed it as a "fake video" and alleged that it was a conspiracy by his opponents to defame him and his party.
Demonetisation and 'Gabbar Singh Tax' (GST) have destroyed small and medium enterprises, Gandhi said.
Gandhi's attack on the government came over a media report which claimed rural consumption generally grows faster than urban consumption, but in this quarter the trend has been reversed with rural consumption being at its lowest in seven years for the quarter of September.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address the public meeting at Mahendragarh in the afternoon.
After receiving the first Rafale fighter jet from France, the Defence Minister had worshipped it with coconuts, garlands, and also made an ‘Om’ insignia with vermillion on it.
BJP leaders Prasad Lad and Sanjay Upadhyay submitted a complaint to state electoral officer Baldev Singh, alleging that Gandhi violated the Model Code of Conduct and Representation of the People Act, a BJP release said.
NYAY was launched by the Grand Old Party on March 25, weeks before the polling for Lok Sabha elections began, in an attempt to counter the hyper nationalistic agenda being promulgated by the BJP
The Congress leader also alleged that the Union government was planning to privatise national assets such as ports, coal mines, and public sector units such as Air India.
Addressing a rally for October 21 state elections in Purandar assembly constituency in Pune district, Fadnavis said there was no contest this time as the opposition was weak.
Soon after Indian-American Banerjee won the coveted honour, Gandhi noted that the economist had helped conceptualise Nyay, a minimum income guarantee scheme that was the most prominent campaign promise of the Congress for the recent general elections, and then the opposition leader took a dig at the government.
Speaking at a rally at Pusad in Yavatmal district, the chief minister said Gandhi joined the campaign 'unwillingly' in view of Congress leader Salman Khurshid's remarks.
The meeting was finalised after consultations with party leaders of the state.
The court of additional chief metropolitan magistrate R B Etaliya also granted him bail on a bond of Rs 10,000.
In the upcoming Assembly polls, the picture looks bleak for the Congress with its cadres demoralised and its leadership in disarray.
Gandhi, who appeared before a magisterial court here and pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation case filed against him for his "why do all thieves share the Modi surname" remarks, made the charge in a tweet.
Gandhi appeared before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia here and pleaded not guilty when asked by the court whether he accept the charges, levelled against him by BJP legislator from Surat-West, Purnesh Modi.
Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia had in May issued summons to Gandhi after admitting a complaint filed by local BJP MLA Purnesh Modi under IPC sections 499 and 500, which deal with criminal defamation.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hit out at the opposition, particularly the Congress, saying they have accepted defeat ahead of the Assembly polls as seen by Gandhi's absence from the poll campaign.
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said the Congress could not analyse reasons for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls held in May this year as its leader, Rahul Gandhi, "had walked away".
BJP has been attacking Rahul Gandhi and has raised questions over reports of his visit abroad at a time when Haryana and Maharashtra are heading for elections
In a show of strength, perhaps the first since the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle in May, Congress president Sonia Gandhi as well as her children, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, were out on the streets accompanied by thousands of party workers.
The march will conclude with an oath to be administered to workers and leaders by party president Sonia Gandhi at Rajghat.
Rahul Gandhi’s comment came in response to the foreign minister’s statement earlier over PM Modi’s “Ab ki baar, Trump sarkar” remark made during the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event
Sitharaman announced fiscal measures that will cost the government Rs 1.45 lakh crore in revenue annually.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi's event by raising the issue of the state of the economy and said it seems that it is not in good shape