BJP mocks Rahul for visiting temples, says mere darshan won't fetch votes

Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat gaffe Congress Vice President accidentally enters women's toilet

Rahul Gandhi's Gujarat gaffe Congress Vice President accidentally enters women's toilet

"I congratulate Gujarat for giving the country an impressive and competent Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is taking country forward on the path of development". "That can't be said, there is a process, you know", he said. He led the Congress party's election campaign in 2014, the year which saw the party's worst ever performance in elections when they managed to win only 44 seats compared to 206 seats won previously in the 2009 general elections. "As far as Gujarat is concerned, Rahulji has undertaken a very intense tour there", Moily told PTI.

The BJP has now chose to deploy leaders from Uttar Pradesh for its campaign in Gujarat.

State presidents of the Congress party will be asked to file nomination papers for the post of president either in state capitals or at the Congress headquarters. "The Congress will come back in both the states", he said.

The Congress is now conducting organisational polls, including for the post of president.

He was referring to Rahul Gandhi's two visits to Gujarat during which he visited several temples, including Kabir Mandir in Saliya and was seen sporting a "tilak" on his forehead. "He said there is pan India perception that wherever Rahul Gandhi goes for campaigning then Congress" defeat is guaranteed. He has enough experience in the party as also in government.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress by terming it as a "symbol of devastation". On the view that the Congress is facing an "existential crisis", he said the party's opponents have been putting forth such arguments for a long time now.

He exhorted the people to give Congress a "memorable defeat" because Congress has always been insulting Gujarat's son of soil- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. "There is no problem", he said.

Agarwal said that the all the leaders claimed that with Sonia Gandhi finding it hard to contribute enough time to the organisation, it was the right time to elevate Rahul Gandhi to the top post of Congress. "Everybody (in the Congress) feels it is (his elevation) delayed". Nearly all the state units have passed resolutions asking Rahul to take over as Congress president.

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