The BJP, which started making inroads in the state since 1952 and won three of four seats in 1989, is banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and the Congress’s alleged failure in communicating its programmes.
Alleging that the government put in Rs 35,000 crore in bank accounts of certain businessmen, Rahul said, “There was a question in my head: the money was going in one direction, can we change the direction?"
In India, public expenditure on health has stagnated at 1.3 per cent of GDP between 2009-2013 and 2014-2018, and the investment in education even fell from 3.1 per cent to 2.6 per cent, Piketty wrote, quoting a study.
Addressing a rally at Asrana Chowkadi in Mahuva taluka of Bhavnagar district, the Congress president repeated his charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been “favouring a few industrialists by going out of way but does little for the poor”.
The minister was speaking in Gujarat when he said television channels will soon flash the disclaimer before airing the Congress supremo's speech just like the ones used at the start of a television show.