A week ahead of Gujarat polls, campaign on in full swing

RSTV Bureau
Surendranagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during an election campaign rally for the state assembly election in Surendranagar on December 3, 2017. PTI Photo

Surendranagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during an election campaign rally for the state assembly election in Surendranagar on December 3, 2017. PTI Photo

Political campaigning is on in full swing in Gujarat, which is scheduled to hold the first phase of Assembly polls later this week on December 9.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed multiple rallies in the state on Sunday including Bharuch and Surendranagar. BJP chief Amit Shah was also in the field campaigning for the party.

Addressing the rally in Bharuch, PM Modi accused the Congress of diving the country.

“The people of Gujarat know what the Congress is up to. It changes colour time and again, creates a wall between brothers…one caste fight with the other, one religion fight with another…They keep you busy in fighting with each other. You may die but the Congress will eat ‘malai’ (cream),” alleged PM Modi.

The Prime Minister also addressed a rally in Surendranagar where he kept up his attack on the Congress, which has joined hands with Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel for the upcoming polls.

The Congress, after several rounds of negotiations with the Patidars, agreed to their quota demand. The Congress also claims to have the support of popular OBC leader Alpesh Thakore and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani.

“If you don’t have democracy in your own house (party) how can you practice it in the country,” said PM Modi while addressing the crowds in Surendranagar.

Hardik Patel too held a mega roadshow in Surat.

Congress Vice President, who stayed away from campaigning in Gujarat on Sunday, tweeted about the alleged poor condition of women in the state.

Rahul’s tweet which attacks PM Modi comes a day after former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh slammed the Centre’s economic policies in Surat on Saturday.