Mahatma, a Gujarati, our Guru, says Rahul Gandhi countering PM Narendra Modi

Addressing the Patidars, Rahul said, “The BJP government fired bullets at you, they hit you with sticks, they have committed atrocities. The Congress government will be the one to bring change.”

Written by Parimal A Dabhi | Mehsana | Published: November 14, 2017 3:22 am
Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat Election, Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017, Congress, PM Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Patan on Monday. (Express Photo: Javed Raja)

Countering PM Narendra Modi’s allegation that the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family hate people of Gujarat and have done injustice towards them, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Monday said his family’s political guru Mahatma Gandhi was a Gujarati whose thinking they have imbibed.

Interacting with The Indian Express on a special vehicle for mediapersons covering his campaign, Rahul said: My family’s political guru Mahatma Gandhi was a Gujarati. We have imbibed it fundamentally and shared it. And, it is Gujarati thinking. We do not look at the state, but the person. Gujarat has given India a lot of strength — whether it is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel or Gandhiji. It’s a fact, but BJP has a style of distorting facts.”

On the concluding day of his Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra, Rahul was given a grand reception by the Patidars in Mehsana town, epicentre of the quota agitation. Earlier in the day, he campaigned in Patan and Mehsana districts, known to be bastions of BJP.

Addressing the Patidars, Rahul said, “The BJP government fired bullets at you, they hit you with sticks, they have committed atrocities. The Congress government will be the one to bring change.”

Rahul visited the temple of Veer Meghmaya, revered by the Dalits, in Patan. He later visited UNESCO world heritage site, Ran Ki Vav, in Patan before holding an interaction with a group of Dalits there. He also visited the temple of Khodiyar at Varana.

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    Arivali
    Nov 14, 2017 at 11:38 am
    Pda Rahul thediappaya. Summa Kathai vidadeda. YOU DO NOT BELONG TO INDIA AT AL. YOU ARE AN ITALIAN. Don't try to fool around people.
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      nitish ranjan
      Nov 14, 2017 at 8:30 am
      bahle hi BJP reservation deny kar deti patidaro ko per un per Bullet aur lathi nahi barsaana chahiye tha. Kitna BJP EGO se bahri hai. I feel cheated by BJP.
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        nitish ranjan
        Nov 14, 2017 at 8:27 am
        I think Rahul is going in right direction. Lakshya najdeek dikh raha hai. I was a modi supporter but now I like Rahul because of his politeness. modi has rudeness. Gujrat gov ko patidaro per aur lathi nahi barsaani chahiye thi. Bahut bada apraadh kiya BJP ne.
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          Poda De
          Nov 14, 2017 at 8:24 am
          Rahu starting campaign from Hindu Temple - does it mean he has lost faith in Mom's Church and Dad's Mosque - Academic Interest !
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            Soli Sukhadwala
            Nov 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm
            My dear friend, you seem to be having poor knowledge, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, was the son of Feroze Gandhi, who was a true Zoroastrian. Hence henhasnbloodmof Zoroastrian. Thus even Rahul ji also has blood of Zoroastrian.
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