Congress rivals mock Narendra Modi’s martial status in Gujarat’s LS poll campaign

a pilgrimage,” he claimed.

Describing the BJP as a party serving the corporates like Reliance, Essar and Tatas, Thummar pointed out that land meant for agriculture research that would have benefited the farmers in Gujarat was given away at low interest rates to set up Tata Nano plant. “BJP is only selling dreams. Please go to Sanand and see for yourself, the Tata Nano plant has almost closed down,” he claimed.

Thummar also took on his BJP rival Naran Khachhadiya, describing him as corrupt. In his meetings he also talked about the state government’s poor response to crop insurance, lack of rail connectivity, poor bus service and lack of doctors in Amreli’s civil hospital.

“We are sure to win Amreli this time. BJP has done very little work in this region,” Thummar later told The Indian Express while simultaneously admitting that the Congress was weak in the coastal regions of Mahuva and Rajula that have a sizable Koli community supporting the BJP.