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

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

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

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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.
 
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Narendra Modi changes schedule due to Rahul Gandhi's campaign

The India Today report also said that owing to Gandhi's scheduled visit to the temple at around the same time, Modi will not be going for darshan at the temple, a visit he would not have otherwise missed.

Gandhi has visited 20 temples in his four-phase Navsarjan Yatra in Gujarat over 12 days, in the last two months.

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Rahul Gandhi woos fisheries ministry in Gujarat

Reaching out to the fishermen community in Gujarat ahead of the next month's Assembly polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday 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, Gandhi 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".

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"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. 

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"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.

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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? 

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 

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