PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi resume campaign in Gujarat

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi resumed campaigning in Gujarat Elections. PM is scheduled to address four rallies in high stake battle for BJP, where assembly elections will be held on December 9 and 14.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at crowd during a rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at crowd during a rally

Prime Minister addressed his first rally in Morbi where he said BJP initiated a mass movement to conserve every drop of water.

“In Gujarat, we initiated a mass movement to conserve every drop of water. This is because we understand the adverse impact of lack of water. Development for us is not about winning polls, it is about serving every citizen,” PM said.

Attacking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for calling GST ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those who looted the country could only think of dacoits.

Resuming his campaign for the assembly polls in his home state, Modi also accused the Congress of taking credit and political mileage over minor schemes, like providing hand-pumps, while saying that the BJP rule brought major projects like the Narmada project for the benefit of the people.

“Those who have looted the country can only think of dacoits,” he said

PM will also address rallies in Prachi, Palitana Navsari.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi sought to make the state’s ruling BJP accountable for its promises in the last polls.

Gandhi also brought up the BJP’s 22-year rule in Gujarat and said people were demanding answers.

22 salon ka hisaab, Gujarat mange jawaab (Gujarat demands answers for 22 years of BJP rule), he tweeted.

Seeking to pin the government down on the issue of housing, Gandhi asked the prime minister whether it would take 45 more years to provide new houses to Gujaratis.

Congress Vice President  Rahul Gandhi wave to the crowd during his Gujarat visit

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi wave to the crowd during his Gujarat visit

Giving numbers to buttress his argument, he said, “First question to the prime minister on the state of affairs in Gujarat – In 2012, he promised to provide 50 lakh new houses, but provided 4.72 lakh in five years. Will the prime minister tell whether it will take another 45 years to fulfill the promise?

Gandhi will campaign in the state for two days and will start with a visit to the famous Somnath temple.  He will also hold public meetings in at least three districts today and tomorrow, party leaders said.

The polling for the two-phase elections in the state, having total 182 assembly seats, will take place on December 9 and 14 and votes will be counted on December 18.

While 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat region will go to polls in the first phase, the election in the remaining 93 constituencies in central and northern regions will be held in the second phase.