New Delhi, Mar 11: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will again be on the home turf of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with a day-long visit to the state today.
He will first address salt pan workers in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch area in Surendranagar district. He will later address a public rally in Balasinore township of Kheda district.
This will be Rahul Gandhi’s second visit to Gujarat in a month. He had attended the culmination of his party’s Vikas Khoj Yatra last month.
Gandhi had earlier said that it was people’s perseverance and hard work that led to Gujarat’s development, and not due to one man who takes credit for everything.
“It was people’s sweat that brought development to Gujarat and not due to one man who takes credit for everything,” he said while addressing a rally in Bardoli last month.
He further said that the Congress Government brought Right to information (RTI) to the entire nation, and charged Modi for not letting Lokayukta pass in Gujarat for almost nine years.
“Congress brought RTI to the entire nation. Modi did not let Lokayukta pass in Gujarat for nine years. If BJP is really against corruption, why not help the Congress pass the six bills pending in the Parliament?” he questioned.
He also said that the Congress wants to empower everyone, and added that the Gujarat government is run by the rich.
“Congress wants to empower everyone, the tribals, the poor, farmers. We live for the Congress party, for the poor. Corruption is in Gujarat. They do not see corruption in Gujarat. The Gujarat government is run by the rich. All the state government can do is promise to build statues,” he said.
“Who fought for the farmers and their land? It was Congress. We helped 14 crore go above poverty line. Congress Government talks of removing poverty but the Gujarat Government talks of removing the poor,” he added. (ANI)