Published: Sun, December 24, 2017
Research | By Clarence Powell

Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP

Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP

Sensing the damage the news could do in the majority Hindu state, Gujarat, during the elections, the Congress came up with a claim that Rahul is a janeu-dhari (the one who wears Brahminical thread) Hindu.

"During Gujarat elections, it seemed like the Congress leaders and the BJP leaders were not campaigning for elections but were trying to visit the maximum number of temples".

"In the Gujarat assembly elections, ninety per cent of the people fought together and made efforts with the Congress in the election, but 5-10 per cent didn't help the party. The party will vigrously carry forward its legacy of struggle", he said.

There will be a Congress party workers' meet at Gujarat University Convention Hall at GNBC ground in Ahmedabad.

On Thursday, a special CBI court in Delhi had acquitted all the accused in the 2G spectrum scam, an alleged corruption scandal which is said to be one of the reasons for the defeat of the UPA-II, led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in 2014.

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"If BJP had a film franchise it would be called Lie Hard #BJPLieHard #BJPLies #HowManyBJPLies", Gandhi Tweeted. "3-4 months ago, people were questioning if the Congress could even contest elections in Gujarat", the Congress leader said.

"In Gujarat, they (Modi, Rahul) were not campaigning but were visiting temples". 70% of you believed this.

"Members expressed concern about the (standards of) decency in public discourse and political morality in democracy if the Prime Minister himself stooped so low as to accuse his predecessor of anti-national activities", Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala said.

While addressing the newly-elected MLAs in the state, Gandhi asked them to keep working for the people of the state as all ayes are now set upon them and their performance will impact the Congress in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election.

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