Just two days before Gujarat goes to vote, Congress Secretary General Rahul Gandhi made his first appearance into battleground Gujarat. Addressing his first rally of the day in Jamnagar, Rahul took on Narendra Modi saying that the Gujarat CM has ignored the voice of the ‘aam aadmi’ and does what he wishes.
The Congress scion started his speech by recalling how Mahatma Gandhi who belonged to Gujarat shared the feeling of brotherhood.
'The marketeer says Gujarat is shining'
Rahul attacked Modi by calling him a 'marketeer' who is selling a false picture of 'Gujarat Shining'. He also claimed that Modi was making a false development propaganda. The crowd cheered when Rahul shouted, "Do you get ration cards? Do you get water? You only get marketing. The marketing is very good."
‘How much does a kilo of potato cost?’
Rahul Gandhi tried to make a point about price rise by asking, "How much does a kilo of potato cost? Rs 3," he said. "Then how is a packet of potato chips Rs 10? Who loses ultimately?" asked Rahul.
Oops! What did I say? (File Photo: PTI)
Rahul gets emotional about Gujarat
Gandhi tried to strike a chord with the crowd by narrating the story of how he feels connected to Gujarat. Rahul became emotional while recalling how his father told him about Mahatma Gandhi visiting his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru and how Gandhi has inspired him in politics.
The Congress leader was sensitive in his speech, unlike the aggressive Narendra Modi who targeted the Gandhi family in all his speeches. Rahul also addressed corruption, price rise and absence of Lokayukta in Gujarat.
The twitter-universe felt like Rahul was fighting a lost battle against Modi. Also, Rahul is always a butt of jokes on twitter. Take a look at some funny tweets:
@raoabhijeet By Mentioning Aloos Rahul Gandhi has proven himself as a grassroots leader. In fact all varieties of roots. Yams even.
@Hardism Rahul Gandhi says you get a kilo of potatoes for Rs 3. I think he brought his father's speech from 1970's on stage.
@AishwaryaKhanna I have more knowledge about my economy as an eleventh grader than Rahul Gandhi as an "Economics graduate".
@rajivWORLD News readers must be given Oscar to keep straight face while reporting Rahul Gandhi's speech. Who wrote that speech? - fire him Rahulbaba.
@DopeyBunny_My mom got excited and told me to go to the vegetable market to buy 3 bucks a kilo potatoes. Then she heard it was rahul gandhi who said it.
A token visit?
Rahul Gandhi's last minute appearance in battleground Gujarat is at best a token gesture. How is Rahul as a leader? Do you think Rahul is any match for the mighty Narendra Modi? Tell us in our comments section below...
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