BJP chief Amit Shah took a jibe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi saying that if Rahul wants to see the development that has happened in Gujarat during BJP's regime, he must remove his 'Italian glasses' and switch to 'Gujarati glasses' instead
BJP chief Amit Shah took a jibe at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi saying that if Rahul wants to see the development that has happened in Gujarat during BJP’s regime, he must remove his ‘Italian glasses’ and switch to ‘Gujarati glasses’ instead. “Rahul Gandhi can’t see it (development) because he is wearing Italian glasses. To be able to see the development, he needs to remove those spectacles and wear Gujarati glasses,” Shah said targeting the Italian origins of the Congress chief and Rahul’s mother, Sonia Gandhi. Amit Shah was in Gujarat’s Porbandar, on Monday, where he launched the second part of Gujarat Gaurav Yatra (march for honour) ahead of assembly elections scheduled at the end of the year. Setting the tone of the election campaign, Shah made fun of Rahul Gandhi’s recent US visit, terming it to be a ‘vacation’. Rahul Gandhi recently made a US trip between his two visits to Gujarat.
Shah sarcastically said that Rahul needs to work on the ground to win the election. “The Congress is still dreaming about winning the polls. Everyone has the right to see dreams. But if you are dreaming about winning the polls, you cannot go for a vacation to the US. To win polls, you need to do some hard work. You need to remain with the people of Gujarat for their development,” said Shah, kicking off the first phase of Gujarat Gaurav Yatra. Shah’s statements come after Rahul Gandhi accused BJP of neglecting development works in the state. “The Congress is asking us what the Narendra Modi government at the Centre has given Gujarat in these three years. I want to remind them that the Modi government approved an AIIMS for Gujarat, an international airport for Rajkot, approval to raise the height of the Narmada dam and allocation of homes to six lakh urban poor,” said Shah adding that the Congress Vice-President seems to have missed all this.
Congress and BJP have blown the trumpets of the assembly poll by initiating a full-fledged campaign against each other. While the Congress has coined the slogan of Vikas Gando Thayu Chhe (development gone crazy), BJP has come up with the counter slogan of Hu Vikas Chhu, Hu Gujarat Chhu (I am development, I am Gujarat).
BJP’s Gujarat Gaurav Yatra is a response to the Congress’s ‘Navsarjan Yatra’, which managed to attract impressive support from the rural population in Saurashtra during Rahul’s three-day stay in the region.