Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat live updates: Except 5-10 industrialists, everyone is protesting, says Cong VP

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat live updates:  The Congress vice-president is scheduled to address meetings in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's native district, Mehsana.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat live updates:  Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Veer Meghmaya temple in Patan. (Source: INC/Twitter)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi began the last day of his Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra with a visit to the Veer Meghmaya temple in Patan. The temple houses a Dalit mythological figure who is believed to have sacrificed his life to remove untouchability.

He also visited the world famous stepwell — Ran ki Vav — in Patan.

Rahul Gandhi will proceed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native district, Mehsana. He is scheduled to address a series of meetings along the way. The region is also the epicentre of Patidar quote agitation.

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat live updates: 

4:54 pm: Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Bahuchara Ji Temple near Gujarat’s Mehsana. “Main Shiv ka bhakt hoon, sachaai mein believe karta hoon. BJP jo bhi bole main apni sachaai mein believe karta hu,” says Gandhi.

3.25 pm: When asked to rate the response he received from public in Gujarat during the current campaign, Rahul Gandhi said: “What you call response, I call it love. And I have been showered with it by the people of Gujarat and I am returning the love.”

3.00 pm: Reflecting on his Gujarat visit, Rahul Gandhi said his meeting with a girl suffering from thalassemia was his most memorable moment.

“My meeting with a young thalassemic girl weaving a sari was most memorable moment. I felt sorry for her, but at the same time liked her ‘jazba‘. We need to enable such persons,” he said.

2.45 pm: I love the spirit of Gujaratis whether it is media persons or anybody. They find opportunity in any difficult situation: Rahul Gandhi.

2.00 pm: In Gujarat, only 5-10 industrialists are not doing ‘andolan’, all others are doing ‘andolan’: Rahul Gandhi addressing a public gathering at Varana in Patan, North Gujarat.

1.30 pm: Rahul Gandhi visits the temple of Goddess Khodiyar in Varana village of Patan. Outside the temple, he purchased ‘chundabi’ and ‘prasad’ to offer before the diety.

12.30 pm: During his interaction with denotified tribes and their representatives in Harij of Patan in North Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi said Gujarat Congress’s manifesto will be decided after consulting Gujaratis.

Later, while watching a local “jadugar” (magician) performing tricks, Rahul Gandhi remarked that jadugars have been earning money by performing tricks and “Modiki” has also been doing the same in the last 22 years.

(Source: Express photo)

12.00 pm: Rahul Gandhi’s convoy was greeted by villagers of Harij in Patan district. The Congress VP broke security barricades to meet the villagers. Harj is the native village of Gujarat cabinet minister and OBC leader, Dilip Thakor.

(Source: INC India/Twitter)

11.20 am: Rahul Gandhi distributes chocolates among children while greeting people at Kungher village of Patan, reports Parimal Dabhi.

11.10 am: On Sunday, Rahul Gandhi asked Congress supporters to stay away from making personal attacks at PM Modi and  “maintain the respect of the Prime Minister’s Office”. The Congress VP has, however, renewed his attack on PM Modi over the issues of GST, demonetisation and corruption.

11.05 am: After visiting the temple of Veer Meghmaya, Rahul Gandhi interacted with local leaders of Dalit community in Patan. The media, however, was denied access to the event.

11.00 am: Here is Rahul Gandhi’s itinerary:

(Source: INC India/Twitter)

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  1. R
    Nov 15, 2017 at 4:57 am
    Pappu visiting Temple is like Sonia Gandhi visiting Balaji temple in Tirupati - a "campaign stunt" - not a matter of faith. People of India are not going to suddenly believe in the magical transformation of "shiva's bhakts" when elections come.
    1. G
      Nov 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm
      Modi has not started campaigning yet. And Rahul has started insulting Gujarat in his speeches as the most corrupt places. Rahul getting ready to lose.
      1. I
        indian man
        Nov 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm
        We want money. Give money and Take our Votes.
        1. M
          Nov 13, 2017 at 8:02 pm
          I can make out from which state you are.
        2. Indiery Koiuytd
          Nov 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm
          Looks like congress is changing before our eyes.Congress always opposed hinduism and supported catholics and islam.If they have any great leaders left,congress will have to change the social equations to counter BJP.Offcourse,just believing in religion doesnt feed hungry mouths or run factories or infrastructure.But it might be good start.
          1. R
            Nov 15, 2017 at 4:53 am
            If you think the people of this country will forget 60 years of "sickularism" because this joker goes to temples now suddenly then you are being silly. This natak of Pappus "bhakti" tour is a new tamasha. It is good he is going to temples - atleast he will see India and the temples will get some popularity.
          2. I
            indian man
            Nov 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm
            Indian people don't care who is India's PM, whether Modi or Rahul Ga ndhi or even comedian Kapil Sharma. Indian votes only that person who don't interfere what they do, how they earn money. Indian voters don't care about Black money, Kashmir violence, Corruption, beef cutting, etc, They want to live their own life and whoever interfere in their business or way of living, will face defeat.
            1. J
              jay desouza
              Nov 15, 2017 at 4:43 am
              Crooks, con artist, real estate mafia, terrorists financiers, ........want that freedom.
              1. R
                Nov 15, 2017 at 4:56 am
                LOL Since when did you because such a big "genius" ? If people didn't care about corruption and Black money why did Anna Hazara shake Manmohan Singh Govt for 50 days ??? Indian people want to develop and see their children do better than they are doing - they want a Government that works and a leader that they can rely on. Whoever does not work and steals their money will face defeat - that has already been proven.
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