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16 Oct 2017

Modi in Gujarat: Development will win and dynasty will lose

With Gujarat state elections to be held in December, PM Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah addressed over 7L party workers from over 182 Assembly constituencies at the Gujarat Gaurav Yatra Samapan Maha-sammelan.

Modi attacked Congress saying 'these elections are between development and dynasty, I'm sure development will win.'

He slammed Congress for misleading the nation and insulting national heroes. Know more!

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Modi in Gujarat

Dynastic politics

Modi condemns Congress about dynastic politics

Modi further said that Congress fights dynastic politics and misleads people by dividing them along caste lines, whereas BJP has 'strong ideals and ideas'.

He said it is not in Congress' nature to serve and neither do they have the courage to fight elections on the development plank.

He said Congress has insulted leaders like Vallabhbhai Patel who served the nation.

GST

Modi assures the middle-class of fixing GST

Modi directly addressed the middle-class and traders, BJP's votebank, and said that he had promised reviewing the GST after three months, which was done. He assured them that other issues will also be resolved.

Regarding black money he said, 'scientific analysis of data is ongoing, more than 2L companies are shut down' and 5,000 are being probed.

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Former Gujarat CM Anandiben also addressed the rally

In a show of strength and unity to the workers, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel, who refused to contest elections this year, addressed the rally and praised the work done by the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo. She said BJP will continue to work for Gujarat's development.

Amit Shah

Amit Shah demands a victory by three-fourths majority

Shah told the crowd that 'when Modi was CM, we got 127 seats. Now, when he is PM, this figure looks small'. He urged them to give BJP three-fourths majority, i.e. 150 seats.

He also attacked Rahul that he couldn't build Amethi's collector's office and is now questioning BJP's development agenda.

He said Gujarat's public loves development, so bullet train will be popular!

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi provided Gujarat's weather report

As if predicting Modi's rhetorical approach, Rahul had earlier tweeted that 'weather report: ahead of polls, rhetoric will rain down in Gujarat'. He might also be referring to the state government's announcements regarding the foundation stone for infrastructure and social welfare projects worth Rs. 12,500cr.

EC

However, EC not announcing poll dates controversy shrouded Modi's visit

The Election Commission (EC) was slammed for not announcing the Gujarat elections' dates along with Himachal election dates. Congress alleged that EC colluded with the Gujarat government to delay the Model Code, allowing them to dole out sops to the public.

CM Vijay Rupani denied government's involvement and instead blamed Congress for interfering with the announcement of poll dates during 2012 Assembly elections.

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