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.
सूरत जन क्रांति महारेली में उमड़ पड़ा जनता का आक्रोश
रात को होने वाली योगीचोक-सूरत में जन क्रांति सभा में एक लाख से ज़्यादा लोग उमड़ पड़ेंगे pic.twitter.com/VqWxyU1z65
— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) December 3, 2017
Congress Vice President, who stayed away from campaigning in Gujarat on Sunday, tweeted about the alleged poor condition of women in the state.
22 सालों का हिसाब,#गुजरात_मांगे_जवाब
प्रधानमंत्रीजी- 5वाँ सवाल:
न सुरक्षा, न शिक्षा, न पोषण,
महिलाओं को मिला तो सिर्फ़ शोषण,
आंगनवाड़ी वर्कर और आशा,
सबको दी बस निराशा।
गुजरात की बहनों से किया सिर्फ़ वादा,
पूरा करने का कभी नहीं था इरादा। pic.twitter.com/yXvCRbxsXW
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 3, 2017
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.