Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live Updates: The Congress vice president is on a visit to Gujarat today. His visit in the state has come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day-long visit to the poll-bound Gujarat yesterday. Slamming the BJP Government at a rally in Ahmedabad, Rahul Gandhi today said there is an unrest across the state and every section of society is part of a movement, as since last 22-years government was not of people but of 5-10 industrialists. He further said that the government gave Rs 30-35,000 crore to manufacture Nano cars, but with this money, the government could have waived off loans of poor farmers in Gujarat, but it did not listen to them. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at BJP, saying Gujarat is priceless and can never be bought. The Congress vice president said this a day after Patidar leader Narendra Patel claimed in Ahmedabad that he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the saffron party. In the meantime, there are contrasting reports of Patidar leader Hardik Patel meeting Congress vice president today. While some reports have claimed that two leaders met earlier in the day, other reports said they will meet during Rahul Gandhi’s next visit to Gujarat between November 1-3.
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8:15 pm: During his speech in the rally earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi said as per ANI, “PM said I don’t like 500-1000 notes so I’m discontinuing them.”
5:54 pm: People of the state are unhappy, says Alpesh Thakore in an interview to CNN-News 18.
5:38 pm: CM expresses confidence that bjp will win more than 150 seats in Gujarat during his conversation with the channel. The full interview will be telecast later in the night.
5:21 pm: Patidars continue to support BJP in the state, Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani tells CNN News 18 in an interview today.
5:16 pm: CNN News 18 claims there was a meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Hardik Patel today.
5:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Gujarat yesterday. He had launched a number of projects
4:45 pm: The Election Commission is yet to declare dates for Assembly polls in the state.
4:38 pm: Congressvice-presidentt Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to Gujarat today.
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4:30 pm: During his speech today, Rahul Gandhi had also termed GST as Gabbar Singh Tax, reports ANI.
4:14 pm: Government gave Rs 30-35,000 crore to manufacture Nano cars. With this money the government could have waived of loans of farmers in Gujarat, but it did not listen to them, says Rahul Gandhi at the rally.
4:12 pm: GST is hurting the people of this country, the government has to make it simpler, says Congress vice president.
4:11 pm: Government has to make GST simpler, he says.
4:10 pm: Rahul Gandhi: Congress suggestions on GST was ignored
4:07 pm: We told BJP not to introduce 5 slabs in GST, says Rahul Gandhi
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4:06 pm: GST is Congress’ brain child, says Rahul Gandhi
4:05 pm: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad meanwhile slams Congress, calls it ‘Dramebaaz party number one’, reports ANI.
4:02 pm: PM Modi hasn’t said one word about Amit Shah’s son, says Rahul Gandhi
4:01 pm: Meanwhile, Ravi Shankar Prasad attacks Rahul Gandhi, says Congress VP trends in Russia, Afghanistan
4:00 pm: When you click a selfie and click that button, every time a Chinese youth gets employment, says Rahul Gandhi.
3: 59 pm: Land, water, electricity of farmers have been taken away, says Rahul Gandh
3:58 pm: Make in India, Startup India have failed, says Rahul Gandhi
3:58 pm: Everything is Made in China and not Made in Gujarat, says Rahul Gandhi
3:57 pm: In Gujarat schools and universities are under industrialists, he says
3:56 pm: Whole world’s money can’t buy people of Gujarat, adds Rahul Gandhi
3: 55 pm: Only loans of rich will be waived under this government and not of poor, he says.
3:53 pm: Whole world’s money can’t buy people of Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi says.
3: 52 pm: People of Gujarat want education, he says at the rally.
3:50 pm: There is unrest across Gujarat, says Congress vice president
3:50 pm: Every section of Gujarat’s society is part of a movement, because since last 22-years government was not of people but of 5-10 industrialists, says Rahul Gandhi.
3:49 pm: BJP cant buy voice of Gujaratis, he says.
3:48 pm: People of the state cannot stay silent and will fight for theire rights, he says.
3:47 pm: All our phones are Made in China, says Rahul Gandhi
3:46 pm: BJP has failed the youth in Gujarat. in the state there arae 30,00, youth in the staet
3:45 pm: Every person in Gujarat is fighting revolution. People in the state fighting their rights, says Rahul Gandhi
3:37 pm: Congress slogan fro Gujarat polls in ‘Jeetega Gujarat, Haarega Modi’, reports CNN-News 18.
3:33 pm: Contrasting earlier reports, Patidar leader Dinesh Patel says Hardik Patel did not meet Rahul Gandhi today, will meet when Congress vice president visits the state from November 1-3 again, reports ANI.
3:21 pm: Alpesh Thakore addresses Congress rally in Ahmedabad.
3:19 pm: Hardik Patel’s ex-aide Savani has quit the BJP, says India Today.
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3:15 pm: All eyes will on whether Hardik Patel will join the Congress formally.
3:08 pm: “Met Rahul Gandhi, I put forward my viewpoints with regard to the aandolan and justice to Patidars,” Nikhil Sawani, who resigned from BJP, was quoted as saying by ANI.
2:52 pm: Both Rahul Gandhi and Hardik Patel are expected to attend a rally together.
2:46 pm: The meeting was held a day after OBC leader Alpesh Thakore joined the Congress.
2:41 pm: Rahul Gandhi says Gujarat is priceless and it cannot be bought, reports the channel.
2:25 pm: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets Hardik Patel at a hotel in Ahmedabad, reports CNN News 19.
2:15 pm: The Congress had invited Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to meet party vice-president Rahul Gandhi during his visit on Monday ahead of the Assembly polls.
2:10 pm: Gandhi will take part in `Navsarjan Gujarat Janadesh’ rally organised by the party in Gandhinagar where OBC leader Alpesh Thakor will join the Congress.
2:05 PM: Congress’s invite to Hardik Patel and Mevani comes a day after its state unit president Bharatsinh Solanki extended open invitation to Patel, Mevani and Thakor to join the party to ensure the ruling BJP’s defeat.
2:00 pm: Gujarat is priceless and can never be bought, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said today, a day after Patidar leader Narendra Patel claimed in Ahmedabad that he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the BJP.
1:55 PM: The activist of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) made his claim at a press conference last evening, hours after he announced that he was joining the BJP.
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1:50 PM: “Gujarat is priceless. It has never been been bought. It can never be bought. It will never be bought,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
1:47 PM: The BJP has rubbished Narendra Patel’s charges and said it was a “drama” staged at the behest of the Congress.
1:44 PM: “All these allegations are false. It was a drama (enacted) by Narendra Patel at the behest of Congress,” Gujarat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya said.
1:41 pm: Visuals of preparation from Ahmedabad where Congress VP Rahul Gandhi will take part in OBC ‘Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan’ today
1:37 PM: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, to take part in OBC ‘Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan’.
1:34 PM: Election Commission should soon announce election dates for Gujarat and bring model code of conduct into effect, says Manish Tewari.