While Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has been camping in Gujarat ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections, BJP heavyweights - party President Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath - have upped the ante against the Gandhi scion in his home turf Amethi.
The Zee news reporter asked Rahul Gandhi's opinion about the corruption of Jai Shah while he was on a tour at Aklav in Anand district.
For a change, Rahul Gandhi, who never loses an opportunity to target the BJP, thanked the saffron party for launching regular attacks on him and acknowledged that he had benefitted from the Congress' stunning defeat in the 2014 national polls. "You put your trust for once in the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, you will not regret", he told the people of Amethi, where the BJP won four of the five assembly constituencies in the last Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. Only one non-Nehru dynasty Congress leader was elected by Amethi, Vidyadhar Bajpai in 1966, and only once has a non-Congress MP been elected, namely Ravindra Pratap Singh of the Janata Party in 1977. Though he chose the United States to announce that he was ready to be a challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, the young Gandhi has his task cut out to build the organisation in the next 18 months and keep it poll-ready. It is clear that there are no challengers to the Gandhi family and his elevation would be smooth.More news: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 India launch: Everything you need to know
Attacking the Sangh parivar over the issue of women empowermentm Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday sparked off a row with his remarks that were no "women in shorts in RSS shakhas".
"What has the Congress been doing in this country for the past 55 to 60 years.what has this foundation (Trust) been doing.the government had been spending crores of rupees on this foundation, where has that money gone?" he said.
Rahul Gandhi also took potshots at Modi in a tweet. "I want to ask "Shahzade" of Congress as to what your three generations have given to Amethi", he said.More news: Google found evidence of RF interference in United States elections
Countering Rahul's charges against Modi, Shah said the BJP-led Centre has initiated over 106 schemes for the poor, Dalits, tribals, the backward classes, etc. Adding to the salvo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said development will happen only through the Modi model.
"The Nehru-Gandhi family, which was pressuring banks to give loans to Vijay Mallya in return of airline upgrades is now questioning others", she said.
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