Gujarat Assembly election results raise questions on Narendra Modi's credibility, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Gujarat election results raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's credibility and that the country is not listening to him.
New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the Gujarat election results raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's credibility and that the country is not listening to him.
Gujarat had given a message to the BJP and Modi that the anger within them would not work, Gandhi said.
One can defeat opponents only with love and brotherhood, he said, a day after the election results were announced.
"A big question has been raised on Modiji's credibility. Frankly, Modiji has a credibility problem and he will find it very difficult... Because what he is saying, his forces and his organisation are repeating that.
"But the country is not listening to that. This, the Gujarat election has shown. In the coming times, you will see this clearly," he said.
Gandhi also hit out at Modi's Gujarat model of development, describing it as "good propaganda" and marketing, but "hollow from within".
"I came to know there that people of Gujarat actually do not accept Modiji's model," the Congress president said.
Discussing the result, he said it was a "very good result" for the Congress.
The BJP won 99 seats in the 182-member assembly, down from 115 it won in 2012, and far lower than the 150-plus seats it had hoped for.
The Congress won 77, up by 16 seats.
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