Rahul attacks Modi over GST, note ban and farm policies
Jamnagar/Dwarka: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over note ban, GST, farm policies and 'Gujarat model' of development, Rahul Gandhi on Monday voiced confidence about winning the upcoming Assembly elections, claiming there is a strong undercurrent in favour of Congress in Gujarat.
Talking to journalists on arrival in Jamnagar for a road show on the first day of his three-day tour of Gujarat, Gandhi said people are regretting having voted for the BJP.
"There is a strong undercurrent in favour of Congress in Gujarat. People want change and Congress will definitely come to power this time. People of Gujarat are unhappy with the ruling party as they feel cheated after giving their votes to the BJP," said Gandhi, adding that Congress will help Gujarat develop. The Congress is out of power in Gujarat for over two decades.
The 47-year-old Congress leader, who started the day by offering prayers at the famous Dwarkadhish Temple in Dwarka, interacted with people during his trip from the holy city to Jamnagar, passing through Saurashtra region.
In his short speeches at various places, Gandhi assailed Modi over demonetisation and a host of other issues.
He highlighted the issue of unemployment under the BJP dispensation and promised to solve the problems faced by Gujarat's farmers if his party is voted to power in the state.
Travelling in a especially-designed bus, he interacted with villagers at many places.
From Dwarka, Gandhi headed to Hanjrapar, where he was accorded a traditional welcome by villagers. He even rode a bullock cart and interacted with villagers.
Gandhi came down heavily on Gujarat's BJP government on the issue of privatisation.
"Privatisation is happening in every sector under this government, be it education or health sector. Due to this policy of the BJP government, poor people are not getting education or health services," Gandhi said.
Accusing the BJP government of being "anti-farmer", Gandhi demanded that the government announce complete farm loan waiver in Gujarat.