Gujarat election a fight between development and dynasty: Modi

R Roshan Baig

R Roshan Baig

Speaking at a mega rally in the state capital of Gandhinagar, Modi also threw open challenge at the Congress to fight elections on the issue of development and not misinformation. Catch live updates on PM Modi's Gujarat rally here.

BJP president Amit Shah was also present at the rally. Considering that in each of his recent visits to the state, the Prime Minister has either launched a project (for example - the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train and the Sardar Sarovar Dam) or announced multiple sops and schemes, it is expected that Modi would make some announcements on Monday too which would endear voters to the BJP.

"This election is a duel between "vikasvaad" (development) and "vanshvaad" (dynastic) rule".

He also said that the Congress used "communalism, casteism and misleading people" as "tools to contest elections". "Forget leaders of other parties from Gujarat, the Congress insulted its own leaders", he said, claiming that Madhavsinh Solanki was made scapegoat in the Bofors scam and had to step down unceremoniously as Foreign Minister to save the Nehru-Gandhi family. "I won't repeat what they did to Sardar Patel, his daughter Maniben, and Morarji Desai". "The highest number of MPs from rural areas are of the BJP", he said.

Are they all anti-Gujarati, in spite of being from Gujarat?

The Opposition has been unwavering in its criticim of the new tax regime.

Modi's jibe came in wake of Congress party's social media campaign "Vikas Gando Thayo Chhe" (Development has gone mad) that has gone viral. "The Congress is an equal partner in GST decisions".

Seven months after Assembly election results of five states-UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur-were declared where Modi wave (except for Punjab) once again created its magic for the BJP, things do not look so rosy for the saffron party as the country will shortly see Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on November 9 and Gujarat in December (the Election Commission is yet to declare dates for the Gujarat polls).

On demonetisation, another issue being aggressively raised by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat, Modi said, "I have read that the Congress is going to observe November 8 as "black day".

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