On final day of Gujarat campaign, Rahul Gandhi visits Shri Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad, vows to take BJP head on [Photos]
Ahead of the second phase of Gujarat elections, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi visited Ahmedabad's Shri Jagannath Temple and also addressed a press conference.
On the last day of campaigning in pol-bound Gujarat, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi visited Shri Jagannathji Temple in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. PTI
Rahul offered prayers at the temple and said that he Shri Jagannathji Temple in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Unfazed over the BJP's criticism of is recent temple visits, Rahul said that whenever he visited a temple he prayed for the <i>sunehra bhavishya </i>(golden future) of people of Gujarat. He also said that his party has taken the BJP head on and is confident of forming its government in the state. PTI
Rahul later held a press conference in Ahmedabad, where he questioned Narendra Modi's record on implementation of poll promises. He asked the prime minister if he remembers his promise to put Rs 15 lakh in the account of each individual and to provide two crore jobs every year, which he said the BJP government failed to deliver. PTI
On BJP's criticism of his visits to temple, Rahul asked if it was wrong to visit a temple. The Congress party also said that it was one thing to be "religious and secular" and another thing to be "religiously communal." India’s main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019. PTI
The BJP has been targeting Rahul for allegedly resorting to 'soft hindutva'. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had hit out at Rahul saying the Gujarat elections had at least taught him to visit temples. PTI