Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Day 2 updates: Congress VP slams Narendra Modi over Rafale deal, Jay Shah's company

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Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Day 2 updates: Congress VP slams Narendra Modi over Rafale deal, Jay Shah's company
  • 14:18 (IST)

    Congress reveals power purchase scam in Gujarat

  • 14:04 (IST)

    We will be a pro-poor government, says Rahul

    We wont promise 15 lakh to everyone. It wont be a government for 10 industrialists. It wont be a land grabbing government. It will be a government which will be listening to the "mann ki baat" of the common man," Rahul said while concluding his speech. 

  • 14:03 (IST)

    Rahul targets Modi over "man ki baat'

    "Modi likes to tell his man ki baat. This is going on since the last 22 years. But he does not want people to protest. If they do so then men will be beaten up. Their women will be harassed," Rahul said in Dhasa. 

  • 13:51 (IST)

    Modi failed to provide jobs to youth, claims Rahul

    "Modi promised that two crore will get employment. But how many did people did get employment? I am giving a statistic: On each day, China will povide employment to 50,000 people. But Modi's government cannot provide so many jobs even in one year," Rahul Gandhi said. 

  • 13:44 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi says Nano factory did not give any employment to anyone

    "Have you every seen Nano car on the roads? There was no employment generation for the common man. Only land was taken away from five main villages for the Tata Nano factory. They were promised employment but none of them have got it. 6 lakh 50 thousand acres of land was taken away from common man,' Rahul Gandhi claimed in Dhasa.

  • 13:41 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi targets Modi over Mallya

    "There is a problem of farmer suicide everywhere. When there is loan burden, these farmers are forced to commit suicide. When they have a debt of Rs 20,000, 50,000 loan, they commit suicide. But when Mallya has a debt of Rs 9,000 crore, he does not commit suicide. Such people are enjoying in London," Rahul said while tragetting Modi in Dhasa.

  • 13:29 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi reaches Dhasa, will be addressing a rally soon

    However, before Rahul, Gujarat Congress Bharatsinh Solanki and state party in-charge Ashok Gehlot are addressing the gathering. 

  • 13:21 (IST)

    Congress calls Somnath temple controversy a 'distraction from real issues'

    "The planted controversy over CVP Rahul Gandhi’s entry in Somnath temple's register is yet another attempt to distract the public from the real issues under this Govt,"  the Congress official Twitter handle said. 

  • 13:06 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi's question to Narendra Modi

    Rahul promised to ask one question every day in the run up to the polls  His today's question is: In 1995, Gujarat had a total debt of Rs 9.183 crore. In 2017, it has risen to 2,41,000 crore. This means every Gujarati has a debt of Rs 37,000 on his head. Why should the people of Gujarat suffer for your economic mismanagement and publicity? 

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Every community is up in arms against Modi, says Rahul

    "For the first time I see people from every community coming on the streets to confront the government. The only people who are not doing so are the rich businessmen who fly private jets," Rahul said. 

  • 12:53 (IST)

    Modi unwilling to discuss matters of national importance in Parliament, says Rahul

    Congress vice-president accuses the prime minister of not bringing matters of national importance to the Parliament because the truth would have come out if matters were discussed in the Parliament. Rahul seeks explanation from the prime minister in the Rafale deal, asks on what basis was Rafale favoured over Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. 

  • 12:45 (IST)

    Modi worked in favour of Rafale, says Rahul

    "Initially 136 air planes had to be bought and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited had to be given the contract. But suddenly Modi goes to France and while he changes the contract in Rafale's favour, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was spotted buying fish at a Goa market, Rahul Gandhi said in Lathi

  • 12:44 (IST)

    Modi does not want Parliament to run

    "Modi does not want the Parliament to run as he does not want to discuss Jay Shah and Rafael deal," Rahul Gandhi said. While concluding his speech, Rahul added that his government will truly listen to the poor unlike Modi.

  • 12:40 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi raises Jay Shah issue once again

    "It is indeed like magic that Amit Shah's company emerges. Modi says he does not want to be PM but instead wants to become India's chowkidaar. He says na khaunga na khane doonga..Do you really think Rs 50,000 can turn into Rs 80 crore rupees in three months? But interestingly the company closed down just within three years," Rahul Gandhi told the gathering in Lathi

  • 12:34 (IST)

    Rahul promises loan waiver

    "We will waive off all farmer loans in just 10 days of coming to power," says Rahul Gandhi in Lathi.

  • 12:33 (IST)

    Corruption is part of everyday life in Gujarat, says Rahul

    "He says he killed corruption through note ban.Can anything happen in Gujarat without bribing people?," Rahul asked the gathering as the people answered in the affirmative.  Rahul added that everything is privatised in Gujarat . 

  • 12:30 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi address a rally in Lathi 

    "Modi did not like Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes so he banned them.. Did you see BMW owners in the serpentine lines? These rich people were converting their black money into white. It was only a plan to help the rich. Over 100 died but did it you get your promised Rs 15 lakh?" Rahul Gandhi said in Lathi. 

  • 12:25 (IST)

    Congress spokesperson Rnadeep Surjewala targets BJP over economic irregularities 

  • 12:10 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi to address rally shortly in Lathi shortly

  • 11:59 (IST)

    At Visavadar, Gandhi referred to the 2015 quota stir in which 14 members of the Patidar community were killed in police firing and said if anyone raises his voice he either gets beaten up or has to face bullets in Gujarat.
    "All the communities are raising their voice here against the government. But what do you get if you raise your  voice in Gujarat? You are beaten up, you have to face bullets," Gandhi said. Visavdar is a Patidar-dominated constituency in politically crucial Saurashtra region.

  • 11:51 (IST)

    Process to elect party president 'rigged' to favour Rahul Gandhi: Shehzad Poonawalla

    As Rahul Gandhi gets ready to hold a series of rallies in Gujarat, he's met with dissent within the party, with Maharashtra Congress secretary Shehzad Poonawalla questioning the process to elect the party president, calling it "rigged", and saying he must first resign from his post. Poonawalla said he would also contest the election if it was conducted in a "genuine" manner. On Tuesday, he also wrote a letter to Rahul in this regard.

    To read more, click here

  • 11:45 (IST)

    Every Gujarati has a debt of Rs 37,000 crore: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that the state debt is so large in Gujarat that every citizen in the state is carrying a debt of Rs 37,000 crore on him/her.

  • 11:26 (IST)

    In pics: Rahul Gandhi interacts with traders, discusses the 'issues' they face

  • 11:24 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi meets traders in Gujarat's Amreli

  • 11:18 (IST)

    In Narendra Modi bastion, Rahul Gandhi is being drummed up champion merely for showing up

    Some conventional political analysts see in this election Rahul's emergence as a formidable politician in his own right. There is nothing wrong if any person, let alone a politician, evolves in due course of time by dint of his hard work. And equally, one cannot grudge that a section of analysts find Rahul growing into a mature politician. These are subjective opinions which can be contested but have to be respected.

    But that narrative is not limited just to Rahul's newfound mojo, as yet unproven. It is being amplified by the national media, that is eager to prop up an alternative to Modi, as a one-on-one Rahul versus Modi fight, with the challenger being drummed up as champion merely for showing up for the bout.

    To read more, click here

  • 11:11 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi's rally at Lathi set to begin shortly

    Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally at Lathi at 11 am. The Congress vice-president had brought up the issue of Gujarat's rising debt in a tweet on Thursday morning, and may focus on the issue again at the rally.

  • 10:51 (IST)

    Explain rising debt, Congress asks BJP

    How did Gujarat's debt increase from Rs 9,183 crore in 1995 to Rs 2,41,000 crore in 2014 under BJP rule, Congress Gujarat state president Bharat Solanki asks Narendra Modi, retweeting Rahul Gandhi's early morning post.

  • 10:47 (IST)

    Mukul Sangma taunts BJP

  • 10:45 (IST)

    Want BJP to respond to Rahul Gandhi's questions, says Congress

    Congress spokesperson Deepender Singh Hooda said he hoped Modi and the BJP would answer Rahul Gandhi, after the latter said he would be asking one question a day, about '22 years of mis-governance' in Gujarat. "We expect the Prime Minister and BJP to find time and answer the questions asked to them by Rahul Gandhi," he said. "The BJP is working for the super rich and middlemen. The party's (BJP) economic policy was at the cost of the poor."

  • 10:34 (IST)

    Mukul Sangma taunts BJP, says Rahul Gandhi is making them 'nervous' in Gujarat

    Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has said BJP's party machinery working overtime proves they are nervous.

  • 10:22 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi's itinerary for the day

  • 10:11 (IST)

    Why is Gujarat paying for your publicity, Rahul Gandhi asks Modi

  • 10:06 (IST)

    How long will it take to fulfil all promises, Rahul Gandhi asks Modi

    "First question to the prime minister on the state of affairs in Gujarat — in 2012, promises were made to provide 50 lakh new houses but built 4.72 lakh in five years. Will the Prime Minister tell, whether it will take another 45 years to fulfil the promise?" Gandhi posted on Twitter.

  • 10:04 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi will ask Narendra Modi a question a day in run-up to Gujarat elections

    Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday said Gandhi would pose one question every day to the prime minister about governance in Gujarat. On on Wednesday, he wrote on Twitter: "22 salon ka hisaab, Gujarat mange jawaab. (Gujarat demands answers for 22 years of BJP)."

  • 20:31 (IST)

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  • 20:03 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi take dig at Jay Shah's company

    "Both demonetisation and GST were introduced at 12am. But one company emerged through the storm and converted Rs 50,000 into Rs 80 crore through magic. Do you think a honest businessman could do this in three months," the Congress vice-president asked.

    Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul said: "First he (Modi) would say, 'na khaunga, na khane dunga'. Now he says, 'na bolunga, na bolne dunga'.

  • 19:55 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi over unemployment issue

    Addressing a public meeting in Amreli, Congress vice-president said, "Narendra Modi promised in five villages in Gujarat that he would provide employment to the youth in Tata Nano factory. Not a single person has been given employment in these villages yet."

    Rahul said that Modi had promised to provide employment to 2 crore youth in state. "How many youth have you provided employment," he asked.

  • 19:48 (IST)

    Watch: Rahul Gandhi address public meeting at Amreli

  • 19:25 (IST)

    Randeep Surjewala rejects 'fabricated entry' in Somnath temple registry

  • 19:19 (IST)

    'Sinner' Rahul Gandhi must say who he is: Sambit Patra

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Sambit Patra demands clarity on Rahul Gandhi's religion

  • 18:56 (IST)

    Visuals from Rahul Gandhi's rally in Junagadh

  • 18:31 (IST)

  • 18:25 (IST)

    Rahul Gandhi is a 'janeu dhari' Hindu: Congress

  • 18:21 (IST)

    Subramanian Swamy claims 'entire family' of Rahul Gandhi follows Christianity

  • 17:48 (IST)

    Congress addresses controversy on Rahul Gandhi's signature in Somnath temple

  • 17:38 (IST)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat on Friday and Saturday to address election rallies, his fifth visit after Assembly polls were announced in the state next month.

On Saturday, Rahul is set to visit various villages and towns on his journey covering Gandhinagar, Aravalli, Mahisagar and Dahod districts.

Rahul will visit Dehgam in Gandhinagar district and then leave for Aravalli's Bayad region for a corner meeting.

He will have another meeting in Lunawada in the newly-formed Mahisagar district and yet one more at Santrampur.

 Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Day 2 updates: Congress VP slams Narendra Modi over Rafale deal, Jay Shahs company

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi waves to supporters during a rally at Nani Devati village of Sanand, PTI

Rahul will then reach Dahod district and address a gathering of Congress workers. More meetings have been planned in Dahod to be followed by a public meeting. He will leave then leave for New Delhi from Vadodara.

Earlier on Friday morning, Rahul arrived at Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace Porbandar and addressed a public rally, focussing on issues of the fishing community. Reaching out to the fishermen community in Gujarat ahead of the next month's Assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi promised to create a separate ministry for fisheries if the party comes to power at the Centre.

He criticised the BJP government in Gujarat for stopping the subsidy given to fishermen to buy diesel for their boats.

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul alleged that the fishermen from Gujarat are now forced to venture deep into the sea because of the pollution caused by 10-15 industrialists, who are "Modiji's friends".

Addressing another rally in Sanand, he slammed Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani for reportedly not accepting a giant tricolour made by Dalits citing lack of space. Rahul said he would have accepted even a 50,000 kilometre-long national flag even if he had little space to keep it.

The Congress vice president also said that Modi and Rupani have space in their hearts only for a few industrialists, but not Dalits, farmers and the poor.

Rahul was addressing a gathering of Dalits at Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK), a vocational training institute near Sanand town in Ahmedabad district, where he accepted a 125 x 83.3 feet tricolour weighing 240 kilograms.

The national flag was earlier meant to be presented to Rupani. In August, the DSK had even carried the tricolour to Gandhinagar. However, officials at the collectorate had allegedly refused to accept it citing lack of space.

With inputs from PTI 

Updated Date: Nov 30, 2017 14:18:18 IST