Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is running a massive campaign in Gujarat in order give his party boost in Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017. On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi visited Vallabhipur, Bhavnagar and Botad. Continuing his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today asked him why the people of Gujarat should pay the price for his “financial mismanagement and publicity”. Gandhi, who began his ‘one question a day’ series yesterday with the BJP’s promises in the last polls, today focused on Gujarat’s debt burden.
Here are all the Updates of Rahul Gandhi’s Gujarat visit:
6.00 pm: “Those who ride Mercedes cars, entered the bank from the back door, and got their black money converted,” he said.
5.30 pm: “This is the reality of demonetisation. The thieves got their black money laundered and you were left standing in queues,” he added.
5.00 pm: Rahul also raked up the issue of BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah’s company. “Magically, Amit Shah’s son’s company converted Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in three months… While anyone would usually run a profit making venture, the company was shut after three months,” he said.
4.00 pm: Gandhi said that the Modi government was avoiding holding the Winter Session of Parliament before the Gujarat elections because they were scared of issues like Jay Shah’s company and the Rafale deal being raised.
3.00 pm: “My second question to prime minister on the state of affairs in Gujarat. In 1995, total debt on Gujarat was Rs 9,183 crore. In 2017, the total debt on Gujarat was 2.41 lakh crore. That means a debt of Rs 37,000 on every Gujarati.
2.30 pm: Continuing his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today asked him why the people of Gujarat should pay the price for his “financial mismanagement and publicity”. Gandhi, who began his ‘one question a day’ series yesterday with the BJP’s promises in the last polls, today focused on Gujarat’s debt burden.
2.00 pm: “Why should the people of Gujarat pay up the price for your financial mismanagement and publicity?” he tweeted. In the first of the posers ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls on December 9 and 14, Gandhi had sought accountability from the ruling BJP for the promises it made to the state during the last polls. “22 salon ka hisaab, Gujarat mange jawaab (Gujarat demands answers for 22 years of BJP rule,” he had tweeted.
12.20 pm: Did you get Rs 15 Lakhs? Mahilayo se paisa unka cheena? Chote dukanadaaro ko nuksaan hua? Aur Modi ji haste rehte hain: Gandhi said.
12.13 pm: Congress VP addresses rally in Lathi, Gujarat.
12.11 pm: Earlier in the day, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi met and interacted with a delegation of traders in Amreli, Gujarat this morning.
12.00 pm: Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Vallabhipur, Bhavnagar and Botad.