Rahul Gandhi might want to take away his “Italian glasses” and put on “Gujarati glasses” to have the ability to see the form of improvement the BJP has ensured within the state, the celebration’s chief Amit Shah mentioned as we speak in Gujarat’s Porbandar, the place he launched the second a part of a Gujarat Gaurav Yatra (march for honour) forward of meeting elections on the finish of the 12 months.”The Congress is asking us what the Narendra Modi authorities on the centre has given Gujarat in these three years. I need to remind them that the Modi authorities permitted an AIIMS for Gujarat, a global airport for Rajkot, approval to lift the peak of the Narmada dam and allocation of houses to 6 lakh city poor,” Mr Shah mentioned, including that the Congress vice chairman appeared to have missed all this.”Rahul Gandhi cannot see it as a result of he’s sporting Italian glasses. To have the ability to see the event, he must take away these spectacles and put on Gujarati glasses,” Mr Shah mentioned, a potshot on the Italian origins of Mr Gandhi’s mom and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
For the important thing meeting elections, the Congress — which hopes to leverage any anti-incumbency sentiment towards the BJP, which has dominated Gujarat for 20 years straight — has designed its assault round improvement, coining the slogan “Vikas Gando Thayu Chhe or improvement gone loopy” because it factors to potholed roads and skewed improvement.
The BJP has countered the Congress with its personal slogan “Hu Vikas Chhu, Hu Gujarat Chhu or I’m improvement, I’m Gujarat.”
At this time, Amit Shah additionally took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi’s latest go to to the US, calling it a trip. The US journey got here between two visits of Mr Gandhi to Gujarat, the place the Congress began its marketing campaign significantly later than the BJP.”The Congress continues to be dreaming about profitable the polls. Everybody has the appropriate to see desires. However in case you are dreaming about profitable the polls, you can’t go for a trip to the US. To win polls, it’s worthwhile to do some onerous work. It’s worthwhile to stay with the individuals of Gujarat for his or her improvement,” mentioned Mr Shah, who kicked off the primary section of the yatra from Karamsad yesterday.
The yatra flagged off yesterday will journey by way of central and north Gujarat. At this time’s yatra handed by way of Saurashtra and south Gujarat. Each will run concurrently and are being led by Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and state BJP president Jitu Vaghani, respectively.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose dwelling state is Gujarat and who was the state’s chief minister for 13 years earlier than he led the BJP to a win within the 2014 nationwide election, will take part within the concluding ceremony of the yatra. Mr Shah has set his celebration a goal of profitable 150 of the state’s 182 seats.
(With inputs from PTI)