Elections can make politicians do anything, even reveal what they eat or which God they worship. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is no exception. Days after revealing that he wears ‘janeu’ (sacred thread’ and worships Lord Shiva, Rahul on Tuesday shared what he is eating these days. At an election rally in Anjar of Gujarat, Rahul said his kitchen is filled with Gujarati delicacies that are making him fat. Rahul said he is in love with Gujarati food. “Yesterday, my sister (Priyanka) came to my house. She noted that every food item in my kitchen was Gujarati – Khakra Gujarati, Achaar Gujarati, Moongphali Gujarati. You all have spoilt me, I am gaining weight now,” the soon-to-be Congress president said.
Rahul also attacked PM Narendra Modi, saying the PM’s focus is more on Congress party than on development in Gujarat. Rahul said 60% of Modi’s selection speech in Gujarat on Monday was about Congress and him. But the upcoming election in Gujarat is not about Congress and BJP but about the future of the state and its people.
The Congress vice-president is visiting Gujarat for the 7th time ahead of the crucial polls in the state.
On Monday, Rahul filed his nomination for the Congress presidential election on Monday. The opposition BJP, including PM Modi attacked Congress decision to elevate Rahul Gandhi. PM likened Rahul’s elevation to Mughal succession.
Castigated the Congress for abandoning “public modesty” by deciding to make a person, who is out on bail in a corruption case, its president, Modi said, “Mani Shanker Aiyar, who was a minister in the Congress government said ‘did elections happen during Mughal rule?
After Jahangir, Shahjahan came, was any election held? After Shahjahan, it was understood that Aurangzeb would be the leader’.
“Does the Congress accept that it is a one family party? We don’t want this Aurangzebi Raaj (Aurangzeb’s rule)…For us, country comes first, 125 crore people of this country are our high-command,” Modi said.
“The Congress has abandoned all public modesty. The Congress has gone bankrupt, as it is going to make a person who is out on bail in corruption case its president,” the Prime Minister said during a rally in Valsad district while apparently referring to the National Herald case. He further said that political parties will think 17 times before making those out on bail even a district unit chief.