Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi Suffering From Syndrome, Unable to See State’s Development, Says BJP
New Delhi, November 29: There has been a continuous war of words between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders ahead of the crucial Gujarat Assembly elections. Both the parties are targetting each others’ senior leaders in the high-profile political battle. Now, BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is suffering from a syndrome which is why he is unable to see the reality, the development of Gujarat in the last 22 years.
“Rahul Gandhi has a syndrome described as ‘sawan ke andhe ko sab hara hara hi dikhta hai’ (One who goes blind in spring, sees only greenery all around). The Congress is used to the Gujarat they were in power 22 years back,” Trivedi said.
The Congress has hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP over its development claims. Earlier in the day, Rahul attacked the Prime Minister and sought to make the state’s ruling BJP accountable for its promises in the last polls.
Rahul also brought up the BJP’s 22-year rule in Gujarat and said people were demanding answers. “22 salon ka hisaab, Gujarat mange jawaab (Gujarat demands answers for 22 years of BJP rule),” he tweeted.
Reminding the Prime Minister of his promise of housing, the Gandhi scion asked Modi whether it would take 45 more years to provide new houses to Gujaratis.
Giving numbers to buttress his argument, he said, “First question to the prime minister on the state of affairs in Gujarat – In 2012, he promised to provide 50 lakh new houses, but provided 4.72 lakh in five years. Will the Prime Minister tell whether it will take another 45 years to fulfil the promise?”
22 सालों का हिसाब,
गुजरात मांगे जवाब।
गुजरात के हालात पर प्रधानमंत्रीजी से पहला सवाल:
2012 में वादा किया कि 50 लाख नए घर देंगे।
5 साल में बनाए 4.72 लाख घर।
प्रधानमंत्रीजी बताइए कि क्या ये वादा पूरा होने में 45 साल और लगेंगे?
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 29, 2017
The two-phased Gujarat elections will be on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes and results will be declared on December 18.