Gujarat contest between development and dynastic politics: Modi

RSTV Bureau
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns in Bhuj in Gujarat for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns in Bhuj in Gujarat for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Bhuj in Gujarat’s Kutch district on Monday. The district goes to polls in the first phase of Assembly elections in the state on December 9.

While campaigning, the Prime Minister attacked the Congress for its dynastic politics.

“The Gujarat election is a contest between trust on development and dynastic politics,” the prime minister said.

The Prime Minister also hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had levelled allegations of corruption against his government. In the past few days of campaign, Gandhi had trained his guns at the Modi-led government over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.

“This Gujarat son has no stains in his public life. You come to the state and level baseless allegations on the son of the soil… the people of the state will not forgive you,” the Prime Minister warned.

While referring to the Opposition attack, the Prime Minister also said that he did not mind mud being flung on him.

“I am grateful for all the ‘kichad’ (mud) being thrown at me, after all, a lotus blooms only in ‘kichad’ so, I don’t mind if more is thrown at me,” Modi said.

“When our soldiers were standing eye-to-eye in Dokalam for 70 days, why were you hugging the Chinese ambassador?” Modi questioned while referring to Rahul Gandhi meeting the Chinese Ambassador.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address several rallies in the state today. On Wednesday, he heads to Saurashtra and South Gujarat from Kutch.

Gujarat goes to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14 and the counting of votes is scheduled to take place on December 18.

(With inputs from agencies)