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Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat: Congress vice-president says BJP unable to provide jobs for the youth

Initiating the Congress campaign in the Saurashtra region for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in his speech in Dwarka.

Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Dwarka. Darshan Desai/Firstpost

Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Dwarka. Darshan Desai/Firstpost

Rahul accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of not creating new jobs for the people of the country. "The Indian youth want to work and take the country forward. But the BJP government is not able to provide them with jobs.

Rahul also spoke against demonetisation and the recently introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST). "Without asking anybody, Narendra Modi launched a massive attack on the Indian economy. And it didn't stop there. Small shopkeepers and traders were the worst hit. And then, GST came along," he said.

Rahul claimed the BJP worked only for the rich. "There is no space in their (BJP's) hearts for the weak and poor in India. But for the rich, they open all doors for them," he said.

The tour of the Saurashtra region — which sends one-third of the legislators in the 182-member state Assembly —  comes weeks after his trip to Gujarat where he interacted with thousands of party workers at Ahmedabad Sabarmati riverfront. The region has not been electorally rewarding to the party, as the 2012 Assembly elections yielded only 12 of the 52 seats.


Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 14:27 PM

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