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PM Modi a jadugar who has been tricking people: Rahul in Gujarat

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) Vice President is on the last and fourth leg of his three-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat. He will conclude his Gujarat tour by visiting the BJP bastion and the home of Patidar agitations of Mehsana and Visnagar later on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2017 9:19 pm
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Comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a “jadugar” (magician), Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the PM has been “performing tricks” on the people of Gujarat and the country. Speaking to the media he said just like magicians perform tricks which are not real, similarly the PM has been perfoming tricks. Rahul who visited the Patidar strongholds in northern part of the poll-bound state, saw huge crowds greet and listen to him.

Rahul who is on the last and fourth leg of his three-day visit to Gujarat, will conclude his Gujarat tour by visiting the BJP bastion and the home of Patidar agitations of Mehsana and Visnagar later on Monday.

He began his tour of north Gujarat on Monday by visiting the Veer Meghmaya temple after which he interacted with the Dalit leaders of Patan. The Gandhi scion continued his attacks on PM Modi and lambasted the central government on various fronts like demonetization, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), unemployment and corruption.

Rahul who visited the Patidar strongholds in northern part of the poll-bound state, saw huge crowds greet and listen to him. (Source: Express photo Javed Raja)

He was warmly greeted by villagers on his visit to Kungher village in Patan district. He even mingled with the local children and offered them sweets. People turned up in huge numbers to greet him, who broke the security barricades to meet them.

In Harij, he also became part of a magician’s performance. Gandhi remarked, “Jadugars (magicians) have been earning money through tricks and Modiji too has been doing the same in 22 years.”

While interacting with the denotified tribes and their leaders, Gandhi said that the Congress will prepare their poll manifesto after consulting the Gujarati people. “Unlike others who just make people listen to their ‘Mann ki Baat’, the Congress will listen to other’s ‘Mann ki Baat'” added Gandhi.

Rahul who is on the last and fourth leg of his three-day visit to Gujarat, will conclude his Gujarat tour by visiting the BJP bastion and the home of Patidar agitations of Mehsana and Visnagar later on Monday.(Source: Express photo Javed Raja)

At a public meeting in Varana in Patan, Gandhi said, “In Gujarat, there are five to 10 industrialists who are not agitating, whereas all others are doing ‘andolan’ (agitations).” Before his public address, he visited the temple of Goddess Khodiyar in Varana. He also offered a ‘Chundadi’ and ‘Prasad’ to the deity.

Before his public address, he visited the temple of Goddess Khodiyar in Varana. He also offered a ‘Chundadi’ and ‘Prasad’ to the deity. (Source: Express photo Javed Raja)

In the evening he will address a large gathering in Mehsana, the hometown of Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitin Patel and also the district of the hometown Vadnagar of Modi. Mansa, the hometown of the BJP national president Amit Shah is also located in north Gujarat. Another significant place of Patidar agitation is Visnagar, where Gandhi will be concluding his Gujarat visit.

with PTI inputs

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    NRI
    Nov 15, 2017 at 2:21 am
    well congress was bad hence people trusted in Modi voted for BJP, but GBJP just killed that hope and trust of the people, Since 2014 GBJP done nothing to common man. farmers, small business and unemployed and to the nation, I know its wrong we should not support any Human or Party just blindly, we should think before supporting any one from now because of GBJP. The True ATAL Ji's BJP is no more, the current GBJP is worst than congress now, I know there is no big or known scams, but what they did so far its worst to the nation and people. Country is totally down and upset because of useless decisions by useless Finance Minister. Just think and act from now. I praise Rahul for one thing, he never after the power, despite Congress in power for 10 years in a row from 2004to2014, just think and act people, we have seen whats happening since GBJP ruling started, in Assam, Uttaranchal, Goa, Manipur. Why they lost in Punjab and Delhi terribly, what kind of politics they have done in Bihar etc
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      Ajay Sharma
      Nov 15, 2017 at 6:39 am
      the people of India have grown up with such stunted minds during the first 68 years of India that they cannot see what Modi is trying to do. He is trying to rebuild India by trying to change the way India works and the way people of India are served. His policies actions are the best so far but can you understand that he is fighting with 68 years of mind set and greed. Your words reflect that greed of immediate gratification. Wait and give reasonable time for his changes to work. You did give 68 years to Congress and all you got was slavery to your Indian bosses and elites. I recently lost a case of deceiptful occupation of my house by retired army officer and when I read judges order, it is clearly visible to me that the order is extremely corrupt. Still, I do not blame Modi but blame Congress and what Congress has done to the upbringing of our countrymen. Corruption has gone in the blood mind. Very few people are desperately trying to move the country towards honesty. Give TIME.
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      veekay
      Nov 15, 2017 at 1:03 am
      So far Rahul is hitting the right buttons in Gujrat. But he and the INC must watch and remain ever vigilant till the last vote has been polled in Gujrat to stop BJP from playing it's mischief. BJP has already played it's first dirty politics card by circulating the fake CD of Hardik. One must inquire from them how did they or the person, who circulated it, make the CD? Was he present in the room or the girl shown in it was on his/ BJP's pay roll?
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        romi
        Nov 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm
        speak something about your own self your party poor guy during his mum corrupt rule he slept thought he would be next PM as he is a Gandhi should rule india But modi ruined all his plans now they day night he speaks about modi probably also dreams of him darpok even afraid to take president post of his party
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          NRI
          Nov 15, 2017 at 2:18 am
          well congress was bad hence people trusted in Modi voted for BJP, but GBJP just killed that hope and trust of the people, Since 2014 GBJP done nothing to common man. farmers, small business and unemployed and to the nation, I know its wrong we should not support any Human or Party just blindly, we should think before supporting any one from now because of GBJP. The True ATAL Ji's BJP is no more, the current GBJP is worst than congress now, I know there no big or known scams, but what they did so far its worst to the nation and people. Country is totally down and upset because of useless decisions by useless Finance Minister. Just think and act from now. I praise Rahul for one thing, he never after the power, despite Congress in power for 10 years in a row from 2004 to 2014, just think and act people, we have seen whats happening since GBJP ruling started, in Assam, Uttaranchal, Goa, Manipur. Why they lost in Punjab and Delhi terribly, what kind of politics they have done in Bihar etc
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          Rafiq
          Nov 14, 2017 at 6:48 pm
          muslims with 18 percent population hardly gets reservation they are most backward thanks to con gress which has done nothing for them except lip service, atleast when there is development we all progress.
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            romi
            Nov 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm
            then why do you people vote for congress who only treats muslims as vote banks
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            Rafiq
            Nov 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm
            its time muslim avoids congress and congress avoids muslims, congress speaks about muslims and gives reservation to other 70 percent. 10 percent muslim population has to fight for there rights from only 30 percent.
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