Valsad (Gujarat), Oct 13: After BJP President Amit Shah, it was turn of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to attack Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as the political temperatures soar before Gujarat elections. Yogi said that when Rahul leads the Congress poll campaign, the party ends up a loser.
"If Rahul Gandhi is campaigning, it seals a loss for the Congress," Adityanath said, while addressing a rally here. UP CM's comments come as the top BJP leaders head towards the poll bound Gujarat with the single motive of attacking Rahul. "Amit Shah visits Gujarat, and Rahul Gandhi runs to Italy. Doesn't he feel the need to remember or visit Gujarat then?," Yogi added.
Yogi also targetted Rahul's recent Amethi visit and said the Congress failed to bring any development in the state. "Even after ruling there for 14 years, Rahul Gandhi did not facilitate the building of a collectorate in Amethi," he said.
Rahul Gandhi chose Gujarat for a four-phase tour to cover all regions of the state prior to the assembly elections. The Congress MLAs in the state had alleged the BJP was indulging in horse trading ahead of the assembly elections, a fact that the ruling party denied.
Commenting on development In Gujarat, Rahul had said that 'vikas' (development in Hindi) had gone berserk due to listening to constant lies, likening development to a person. Responding to Rahul, Union Minister Smriti Irani said 'vikas' was not something that should be ridiculed; rather, it should be accepted and appreciated.
Rahul also said that the Gujarat Government had majorly failed to provide basic facilities of education and sanitation to the people of the state. He also lashed out at the Modi government for making "profit - the focus of educational institutions.