Modi taking undue credit of common man's toil: Rahul
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In an apparent attempt to invoke the Gujarati pride in the poll bound state, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi took potshots at Chief Minister Narendra Modi today, saying the BJP stalwart is pursuing his personal agenda at the expense of the common people.
"Here you toil hard and sweat it out... but it is only one man who takes the credit in Gujarat...What is your strength?... Strength of Gujarati small businessman who run the economy of Belgium... small artisans of Gujarat... you run Belgium... but your voice is not heard here," Gandhi said in a veiled attack on Modi.
He was addressing an election rally in diamond polishing hub of Palanpur.
The voting for the final phase in Gujarat will be held on December 17.
Reiterating his earlier charge that the voice of common man is "gagged" in Gujarat, the Amethi MP said, "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".
In an apparent reference to Modi, the Congress leader said "He thinks whatever happens in Gujarat, he does it. Whatever progress takes place here is done by him only".
This is the second time that Rahul is electioneering in Gujarat.
"The duty of a politician is to understand people's dreams.... and keep his dreams aside...In Gujarat, only one man's dream prevails...your dreams are never even asked about ..." he added.
Recalling that former prime minister Rajeev Gandhi ushered in "revolution" by bringing in mobile phone.
"You have a mobile phone. Who brought it? Rajivji... what happened... a revolution came and your voice started getting heard...Who was standing with Rajivji... Sam Pitroda from Gujarat," he added.
"Tell me how much water do you get? How much water do farmers get here...do youths get employment?," Rahul asked to which the public replied in negative.