- Rahul Gandhi mentioned that the Prime Minister was replicating the Gujarat model across India
- The Congress leader slammed that the BJP-led government in the state had deprived the tribals of their rights
- He mentioned that it was only Gujarat where permission was required to protest
On Tuesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi mentioned that the grand old party would form the next government in Gujarat after the assembly election. The Congress leader slammed the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre “for creating one India for the rich and one for the poor.”
Rahul Gandhi mentioned that the Prime Minister was replicating the Gujarat model across India. “As the Prime Minister, Modi is doing in the country what he did as the chief minister in Gujarat – creating one India for rich and another for common people. It is called the Gujarat model,” he added.
He mentioned that it was only Gujarat where permission was required to protest recalling that Jignesh Mevani was jailed for three months for the same. Introducing the Congress’ campaign for this year’s Gujarat Assembly election at an “adivasi satyagrah rally” in tribal-dominated Dahod district, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the resources of the country were being given away to a few wealthy people.
The Congress leader slammed that the BJP-led government in the state had deprived the tribals of their rights. He claimed, “The BJP government will not give you anything, but take away everything from you. You (tribals) have to snatch your rights and then only you will get what is yours. Tribal people through their hard work build roads, bridges, buildings, and infrastructure in Gujarat. But what did you get in return? You got nothing. Neither good education nor health service.”
Criticizing the Modi government for the COVID-19 pandemic he accused, “During the pandemic, the Prime Minister told you to bang pots and pans (from balconies) and flash your mobile lights when three lakh people died in Gujarat. The Ganga River was filled up with bodies. About 50 to 60 lakh people died in the country due to COVID-19.”