Before the second phase of the Gujarat polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is determined to make the most of his time in Gujarat. While visiting the Shree Ranchhodji Temple in Kheda’s Dakor in Gujarat, the crowd gathered outside started chanting the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi, who is expected to be elevated to the post of the president of Congress Party, is on a temple visiting spree in Gujarat. Before his visit to Shree Ranchhodji Temple in Kheda in Gujarat today, he was seen at the famous Somnath temple. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has dubbed Rahul Gandhi’s visits to temples as a mere “pretence”.
In the video, a huge crowd can be seen gathered there even as the Congress VP was leaving the premises of the temple. To the surprise of many Congressmen, the crowd started chanting ‘Modi, Modi’
However, this is not the first such instance where Rahul Gandhi witnessed such a scene. Back in early November, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga tweeted that the traders at the Gujarat textile markets were chanting ‘Modi, Modi’ when Rahul arrived at the location.
— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2017
Rahul went to the temple ahead of a series of rallies that he is holding in the state on Sunday. He will also be offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple too. The elections in Gujarat are a litmus test for the Gandhi scion who is leading the charge of the campaign in the state. It also comes ahead of his elevation as Congress President.
The BJP, too, is not leaving anything to chance in what is being termed as the prestige battle for Narendra Modi and the party.
On Sunday, Rahul Gandhi made a speech where he said, “Kal maine Modi Ji ka bhaashan suna. Usmein Modi Ji ne 90% Modi Ji ki baat ki. (I heard PM Modi’s speech yesterday where 90% of his speech was only about him). He added, “Modi ji ne aapko line me khada kiya, Gabbar Singh Tax lagaya. Modi ji bhrashtachar ki baat aaj kal nahi karte (PM Modi made you stand in a queue, he introduced Gabbar Singh Tax. But, he doesn’t talk about corruption anymore)”.