New Delhi, Oct 23: A big drama was already expected to unfold today in Gujarat, as Rahul Gandhi took the center-stage ahead of the Assembly Elections in Gujarat. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is visiting Gujarat a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the election-bound state and inaugurated a slew of development projects. A day after Patidar leader from north Gujarat Narendra Patel alleged that the BJP tried to buy him, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday took on the ruling party, saying Gujarat is priceless and can never be bought.
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"Gujarat is priceless. It has never been bought. It can never be bought. It will never be bought," Gandhi said in a tweet.Here are the LIVE updates from his speech:
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There are major developments in Gujarat, ahead of Congress VP Rahul Gandhi's visit. Gandhi is visiting Ahmedabad and will be taking part in OBC 'Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan'. The Congress has invited Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to meet party vice-president Rahul Gandhi during his visit ahead of the Assembly polls.
Narendra Patel had alleged that Patidar leader Varun Patel, who joined the BJP on Saturday evening, took him to meet Gujarat BJP President Jitubhai Vaghani and other leaders on Sunday, who offered him Rs 1 crore to join the BJP. Narendra Patel said he was handed over a bag of Rs 10 lakh cash as token and promised he would be paid Rs 90 lakh later. Narendra Patel is the convenor of North Gujarat, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), of Hardik Patel.