Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live Blog and Updates: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaking in Gujarat today lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over GST implementation.
Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live blog and Updates: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is visiting Gujarat today. He arrived in the state on Monday morning and is scheduled to travel across several districts of the state. Starting with Ahmedabad, Rahul has various programmes lined up in Kheda, Anand and Vadodara today. Gandhi while speaking in Gujarat today lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over GST implementation. The visit assumes political significance as the crucial assembly election is scheduled to be held later this year.
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4:22 PM: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi visited birth place of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kheda.
2:55 PM: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi visited birth place of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kheda.
1: 43 PM: During the first phase of Navsarjan Yatra, Gandhi engaged in some symbolism and tried to portray himself as an approachable leader before the crowd. He rode a bullock cart, sat on a dholiya (a traditional charpoy) had tea in a tansali (a utensil made of brass and bronze) with the family of a Congress leader, and closely interacted with villagers and sarpanches.
01: 20 PM: Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to interact with workers at the Amul dairy plant later in the day.
01: 18 PM: As per the report by the First Post, Rahul Gandhi has reached Santram Temple. It is the historic Santram Temple in Nadiad in central Gujarat.
01: 06 PM: Watch this – Rahul Gandhi being welcomed by welcomed by Congress leaders at Ahmedabad airport
12: 57 PM: Vice President of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi called out Narendra Modi on Jay Shah’s business dealings, asks “were you gatekeeper or participant?” He took to Twitter and said:
मोदीजी, जय शाह- ‘जादा’ खा गया|
आप चौकीदार थे या भागीदार? कुछ तो बोलिए
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 9, 2017
12: 52 PM: BJP leader Syed Zafar Islam said, “Rahul Gandhi’s tour is nothing but talks on development, which totally lacks in his party. Also, in many of his constituencies, we have seen his pictures on the missing list, this shows what kind of a minister he is and how much is being loved by his people. Whenever he goes out on any campaign he is handed a written speech which he learns it like a parrot without even understands the meaning. This time too the same is happening”.
12: 40 PM: Rahul Gandhi at public meeting in Kheda said that if Congress comes to power in Gujarat, they will not tell you their “mann ki baat”, but will ask you about your “mann ki baat”. He insists that they will listen to the underprivileged. “Hum apko apne mann ki baat nahi batayenge, hum apki mann ki baat sunenge,” he said.
12: 35 PM: Earlier in the day, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mocked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his visit to Gujarat, stating that it is not going to make much of a difference.
12: 30 PM: Gandhi said that the biggest challenge facing the country is that of employment. He said that every 24 hours, 30,000 young men embark on a job hunt and now there is an army of the unemployed.
12: 20 PM: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi targeted the government and said that they could have asked any poor person about the effect demonetisation would have on the poor. He added that note ban caused harm to many lakhs of people, reported the First Post.
12: 12 PM: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said, “Gujarat knows that Narendra Modi’s Gujarat Model has failed.” “Gujarat mein vikaas ko kya hua? Ye kaise pagal hua? Ye jhooth sun sun ke pagal ho gaya hai (What happened to development in Gujarat? Lies have led to its failure,” he added.
12: 09 PM: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the development in Gujarat as ‘lies’.
12: 01 PM: “In the last few years, has anything been done for Gujarat’s farmers? Nothing. This is called Gujarat model,” said Gandhi
11: 56 AM: There will be a big change in Gujarat, you know it & we all know it, fed up of hearing lies after lies: Rahul Gandhi
11: 50 AM: Gandhi insisted that Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model has failed. “Narendra Modi ji ka Gujarat model fail hai, ye Gujarat ko maloom hai,” he said.
11: 45 AM: Rahul Gandhi at public meeting in Kheda assured people saying that if Congress comes to power then the government will do every little work only after consulting them.