Gujarat polls: BJP, Congress to release manifestos today

Both the BJP and the Congress are expected to release their respective poll manifestos for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections today.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jailtley and other leaders will release the BJP's manifesto in Ahmedabad.

In the poll manifesto, BJP is likely to focus on affordable housing for urban areas and irrigation facilities for agriculture in rural areas. The party is also expected to go aggressive on all completed development projects including the Sardar Sarovar Branch canal.

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Meanwhile, senior BJP leader LK Advani today termed Modi as a “role model” of development while appealing to states to imitate him.

“Modi is undertaking great development work in Gujarat. He is a role model for chief ministers of other states on how to rule, govern and take care of even the poorest,” Advani said while addressing election rallies at Kalol and Mansa in Gandhinagar district.

Praising Modi for introducing schemes for tribals and fishermen, Advani said “Prices have risen during the Congress regime while the Union government is facing corruption charges. Scam after scam is being unravelled.”

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