Rahul takes poll position in Gujarat, calls Modi marketeer

Written by fe Bureau | Jamnagar | Updated: Dec 12 2012, 07:48am hrs
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi made a late entry into Gujarat election battlefield as he addressed a rally in Jamnagar on Tuesday, the last day for campaigning for the first phase of polls. Rahul unleashed an attack on chief minister Narendra Modi, calling him a 'marketeer' who does false propaganda claiming progress in the state. He has his dream and he thinks only about his own dream. A true leader makes people's dream his own dream," he said addressing a rally in Sanand, the town where Tata Motors relocated from Singur to make low-cost Nano car.

The Congress leader claimed that a false propaganda that Gujarat was making all-round progress has been launched but contrary to it there is rampant corruption in the state, unemployment is very high and there is all round failure.

Gandhi invoked his family's long association with Gujarat and tore into the Modi government's development claims. He, however, consciously avoided taking on the BJP government on charges of communalism and chose instead to punch holes in the chief minister's Gujarat model. Gandhi said that despite claims of a shining Gujarat, the truth was something else. Terming Mahatma Gandhi his guru, Rahul Gandhi said, "Gandhiji taught us to ignore our own dreams and work for others. But in Gujarat aam admi's voice is not heard. Your chief minister does not listen to you."