Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his election rally in Valsad's Dharampur, slammed the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's expected elevation as party chief, terming the party's election process as 'Aurangzeb Raj', according to media reports.
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"Mani Shankar Aiyar said, 'did elections happen during Mughal rule? After Jehangir, Shahjahan came, was any election held? After Shahjahan it was understood Aurangzeb will be the leader'. So Congress accepts it is a family party? We don't want this Aurangzeb rule," the prime minister said, according to ANI.
I congratulate the Congress on their 'Aurangzeb Raj.' For us, the well being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/GSobcJT20X — ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2017
The prime minister also attacked the Congress by saying the party cannot tolerate or accept leaders from Gujarat. He went on to question Rahul Gandhi's several visits to temples in the Congress campaigns.
Earlier, Congress would go out of the way to show their secularism but now we are all seeing what they are doing in this election, where they are going. Unfortunately for them, Muslims know their real nature: PM Modi #GujaratElection2017 pic.twitter.com/vredOl0z6a
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On Monday, Modi is scheduled to hold four rallies in Gujarat's Dharampur, Bhavnagar, Junagadh and Jamnagar, where polling is scheduled in the first phase on 9 December.
The second-phase of polling for the 182-seats-Gujarat assembly will be on 14 December. The counting of votes will take place on 18 December.
Updated Date: Dec 04, 2017 13:11 PM