Yogi Adityanath in Gujarat’s Valsad: ‘Wherever Rahul goes to campaign, Congress loses’

"People who couldn't build a collectorate in Amethi after ruling there for 3 generations, what development will they bring to Gujarat," Adityanath said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2017 4:16 pm
yogi adityanath, valsad, rahul gandhi, adityanath gujarat visit, up cm, congress, bjp, amethi, indian express New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath speaks at the annual Bharatatma Ashokji Singhal Vedic Awards 2017 function in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)

The Bharatiya Janata Party has sent its senior leader and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to Gujarat campaign for the party ahead of the Assembly elections.  In Valsad on Friday, Adityanath joined the BJP’s Gaurav Yatra with a swipe on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. “Samjho jahan Rahul Gandhi prachaar karne chale gaye, wahan Congress ki haar pakki (If Rahul Gandhi goes to campaign somewhere, Congress is sure to lose),” he said.

The UP CM also said if the Gandhi family could not usher in development in Amethi, Rahul’s parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh, in all these years, they cannot be trusted with the development of  Gujarat either. “People who couldn’t build a collectorate in Amethi after ruling there for 3 generations, what development will they bring to Gujarat,” he said.

Stepping up his attack on the Congress for “overlooking” freedom fighter Sardar Patel, Adityanath said: “For 41 years Congress did not bother to give Bharat Ratna to Sardar Patel. When Atal Bihari Ji became prime minister, he raised the matter.”

The UP CM also took potshots at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Adityanath said, “One thing was famous about former PM Manmohan Singh: For any approval he always looked at Nehru-Gandhi family and stayed mum if they said no.”

Comparing Rahul Gandhi’s visits to Gujarat with those of Amit Shah, Adityanath said, “Amit Bhai yahan aate hain par Rahul Gandhi Italy bhaag jaate hain tab unhe Gujarat ki yaad nahi aate (Amit bhai comes here but Rahul Gandhi runs away to Italy; Does he not remember Gujarat then?)”

Adityanath was recently in Kerala as part of the BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra.


(With ANI inputs)

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  1. A
    A Pratap
    Oct 13, 2017 at 8:49 pm
    time for baba Ramdev to make Patanjali Oxygen and sell it to Yogi
    1. P
      Oct 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm
      Yogi you will only bring in more lawlessness and encounters to show you are controlling the situation.
      1. L
        L bhadrapati Devi
        Oct 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm
        Jogi know his UP Amethi Cons uency better after becoming CM. Why Rahul Gandhi is not caring for his long two term? He is now talking of Gujarat.
        1. Madhusudan Dash
          Oct 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm
          Congress has proved himself in last 70 years. And now it is their time to introspect and restructure to build nation. Present structure of their party is very bad. They will take much time to organise ( make fit to ) themself.
          1. B
            BJP insider
            Oct 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm
            Bhogi has life long ambition of marrying Uma Bharati which RSS shot down and did not allow to materialise fearing loss of two stalwarts. Since then, this lunatic has had burst of spells. Poor guy, his wish should be fulfilled before he goes completely berserk. Amish Shah should be able to convince the RSS that there is no dearth of talent even if they lost the Yogi.
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