Common man toils, Modi takes credit: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi Thursday took potshots at Narendra Modi for "claiming credit" for all the development in the state.

Campaigning in north and central Gujarat that will go to polls on Monday, the Congress general secretary said at his rallies at Palanpur, Bhiloda and Dahod that only one person was not behind the development of the state.

"Aisa lagta hai ki Gujarati log kuch kar hi nahi rahe hain. Kisaan, majdoor, chote businessmen kuch nahi kar rahen. Sirf ek vyakti Gujarat ko agey badha raha hai. (Dr Verghese) Kurien ayen. Lekin is vyakti (Modi) ke aane se pahle kuch nahi hua (Impression is... Gujaratis are doing nothing. Farmers, labourers, small-time businessmen are not doing anything... only one person is taking Gujarat ahead. Kurien came here... but nothing happened until this gentleman arrived," Rahul said, without taking Modi's name.

In Palanpur, he said that the voice of common man is "gagged" in Gujarat. "The voice of the poor and the weak is not heard. Only one man's voice can be heard...and there are two or three corporates who are heard," Rahul said.

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