Modi taking undue credit of common man's toil: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi

"Voice of adivasis, farmers and labourers is not allowed to be raised," he alleged.

Taking on the Gujarat government for not appointing Lokayukta, Rahul said the government was purposefully not responding to RTI applications and thus corruption is going unnoticed.

"When it comes to corruption, we brought RTI. Common man should get to know what happened here. The state government here says people of Gujarat should not get it (RTI). Many RTI applications are pending here... Jan Lokpal Bill was stalled by the BJP in Parliament and here we don't have a Lokayukta," Rahul said.

Trying to strike a chord on Vallabh Bhai Patel, Rahul said, "When we moved ahead to fulfil the dream of Sardar Patel that no one should remain hungry in India by introducing Right to Food Security Bill, they (BJP) obstructed (it) in Parliament... they are trying to snatch away the voice of poor".

Modi often invokes the first Union Home Minister of the country, who hailed from Gujarat, in his speeches.

Alleging that basic issues in Gujarat concerning the common man stand unresolved, Rahul took a dig at Modi over the Nano car project.

"You know for every Nano car you pay Rs 60,000.... but you get nitrate in water here," he said.

Accusing the state government of, "purposefully delaying allotment of land to tribals", alloted by Congress, till elections get over, Rahul said, "About 1.5 lakh adivasis have not got their land".

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