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Modi rakes up Indira Gandhi's Morbi visit to attack Congress

Modi rakes up Indira Gandhi's Morbi visit to attack Congress

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi a question every day in the run-up to the Gujarat assembly elections, the party said. Addressing a gathering at Savarkundala, Rahul took a dig at Modi getting emotional frequently.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked why should the people of Gujarat pay for the BJP government's Financial mismanagement and publicity. "He is a better actor than Amitabh Bachchan". The Patidar community in Morbi region has been pressing the government for reservation in government jobs and colleges for over two years. "(Gujarat demands answers for 22 years of BJP)". But what do you get if you raise your voice in Gujarat?

Bringing late PM Indira Gandhi into the campaign, Mr Modi recalled the Macchu dam flood tragedy of 1979 in Morbi and said: "I remember Indira Gandhi had come here and Chitralekha (a local language magazine) had printed her photo with a handkerchief over her nose, trying to avoid the stench, while another photo on the same front page had RSS workers carrying dead bodies".

Visavdar is a Patidar-dominated constituency in politically crucial Saurashtra region.

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Elaborating on the note ban, Modi said, "I want to ask Congress why is it so obsessed with the demonetisation drive. First, is there a difference in the cost of the planes in the first and the second contract (signed with a French firm), please give the reply in yes or no". "Why was the contract given to a private industrialist friend instead of Hindustan Aeronautics limited (HAL)? And did you seek the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security for the deal?" In 2017, it was Rs 2, 41,000 crore. "Even a year later, they are crying over the move". Speaking at a rally in Amreli, he said: "Modi waived off loans worth Rs 1.3 lakh crore of the top 10 industrialists but he is reluctant to do the same for farmer loans".

BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath said that as per the norm of the temple, every non-Hindu person visiting the Somnath temple needs to make a register entry before entering the premises.

At his first two pit stops, Modi attacked two Congress-era Prime Ministers - Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi - for what he said was neglecting and looking down on Gujarat.

Prime Minister Modi is expected to attend at least 20 public meetings and rallies in the next 15 days ahead of the assembly polls to be held on December 9 and 14.