Rahul Gandhi Gujarat visit LIVE Updates: Congress vice-president who is currently in Gujarat for his three-day campaign began his roadshow by offering prayers at the Chamunda Mataji Temple. The senior Congress leader is set to meet with the party workers and locals during the day and will also hold a special meeting with village women at Chobari Village in Surendranagar district. Rahul Gandhi’s three-day Gujarat yatra started on Monday with Dwarkadhish temple visit. From Jamnagar to Rajkot, the Congress vice-president interacted with locals from multiple villagers on issues like note ban, farm product prices and unemployment. “This is the big difference between the Congress’s ideology and the BJP’s ideology. The Congress listens to everyone and then implements a big decision. This government did not listen to anybody and implemented the GST and demonetisation, which affected the backbone of country’s economy,” Gandhi said while interacting with small and medium entrepreneurs, teachers and doctors at Hemu Gandhavi Auditorium on Tuesday evening.
Here are Rahul Gandhi Gujarat visit LIVE Updates:
5:20 PM: PM waived off Rs 130000 Cr loan of 15 industrialists. Had companies here been helped similarly, people would’ve been employed, says Congress VP
5:18 PM: Rahul Gandhi says, as soon as Congress comes to power here, will waive off farmers loan within 10 days & provide easy bank loans to ppl who need it
5:15 PM: Congress has 3 aims – to fight China, not by anger but by helping small business here & provide employment, says Rahul Gandhi in Rajkot.
4:05 PM: Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence about Congress winning the Assembly elections, claiming that there was a strong wind in favour of his party in Gujarat, says PTI.
3:51 PM: He also invoked Sardar Patel’s legacy to woo the Patel community ahead of the crucial Gujarat polls, PTI said.
3:01 PM: “The most difficult job in India is to be an honest politician. An honest politician suffers the most, I have experienced it,” Rahul said as per the Quint.
2:55 PM: During last two days, the Congress vice president made several attacks on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over several issues related to GST, note ban and farm polices during his public addresses.
2:40 PM: Yesterday, Rahul Gandhi attended a garba event organised by MLA Indranil Rajyaguru in Rajkot and performed the ‘aarti’ of goddess Durga at the venue during night, PTI said.
2:21 PM: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with women in Surendranagar’s Chobari Village in Gujarat.
2:03 PM: Two days back, Rahul Gandhi started his campaign in the state by paying a visit to the famous Dwarkadhish Temple in Saurashtra, PTI said.
1:45 PM: Rahul Gandhi slammed Modi government after an article by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha slammed it for number of steps taken by it,ABP News said.
1:33 PM: Congress vice president climbed around 1,000 steps to pray to Goddess Chamunda at the hill-top temple.
1:25 PM: Rahul Gandhi today offered prayers at the Chotila Temple in Surendranagar district, as he started his third day of the campaign tour in Gujarat, which will go on polls in few months, PTI said.
1:11 PM: Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap high-denomination currency of earlier notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 shocked even the “world’s best economists” including former PM Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi said.
12:58 PM: “This is the big difference between the Congress’s ideology and the BJP’s ideology. The Congress listens to everyone and then implements a big decision. This government did not listen to anybody and implemented the GST and demonetisation, which affected the backbone of country’s economy,” Gandhi was quoted as saying by PTI.
12:45 PM: On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Narendra Modi government for taking decisions like demonetisation and the GST roll-out “without listening to anybody” which “affected the country’s economy, PTI report said.
12:40 PM: The Congress vice-president also assured the assured the trader community that he would pressure the government to simplify the Goods and Services Tax. “He (Modi) does not listen to anyone, but we will try to make him do so by organising agitations. We will draw the prime minister’s attention and try to convince him to simplify the GST norms,” Gandhi said.
— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2017
12:30 PM: Taking a jibe at PM Modi, Rahul said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister’s decision of scrapping high-denomination currency notes shocked even the world’s best economists including former PM Manmohan Singh.