Ranchi, April 1: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday the Gujarat model of development would burst after the Lok Sabha election – as the BJP’s India Shining had burst after 2004 and 2009 polls.
“In 2004, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was banking on the India Shining but it burst after the elections,” Gandhi said while addressing an election rally in Jharkhand’s Godda district.
“In 2009, the BJP again went to people with the shine India (India Shining) campaign. We also went to people and asked them to continue our services as we provided the MNREGA and they pressed button for us. Now the opposition has come out with the Gujarat model and pumping air in the balloon and blowing it up. The model will also burst after the elections.”
He reminded people about the performance of the UPA-I and UPA-II governments in the last 10 years.
Gandhi promised that the Women’s Reservation Bill would be passed if UPA III comes to power.