Modi should switch to power of love from politics of anger: Rahul

Dec 15, 2012 15:34 IST

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Bhuj: In a veiled attack on Chief Minister Narendra Modi, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused him of practising "politics of anger" and said it was time people switch to the power of "love", preached by the Mahatma, to ensure progress of Gujarat.

"Common man's dreams are not looked at... it is just one man's dream that prevails in the state and who is doing politics of anger," Gandhi said without naming Modi.

Rahul Gandhi at a campaign rally in Gujarat. AFP

"What the problem here is... this one man who claims to run Gujarat and having changed the entire state is full of anger... and with anger the state cannot progress ahead," Gandhi said, while addressing a rally here ahead of the second phase of polling on 17 December.

The Amethi MP said it was "love of the people" that could help the state progress and not anger.

"This state can only progress ahead with love....a path shown by Mahatma Gandhiji...this is what I wanted to tell you..," Gandhi said asking people to vote for a change.

"Two out of four people who mattered the most to me in my life were snatched away by terrorists...When my grandmother and father died, I had a lot of angst in me...," he said.

"What anger does... it makes a person blind...I was like a blind man...but when I kept the anger aside I started seeing things clearly...I don't have one bit of anger today in me.." he asserted comparing himself with the BJP strongman.

PTI

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