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‘GST is Gabbar Singh Tax,’ Says Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar

Gandhi will take part in ‘Navsarjan Gujarat Janadesh’ rally organised by the party in Gandhinagar.

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Snapshot
  • “People of Gujarat won’t be silenced,” Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said at the OBC ‘Navsarjan Janadesh’ rally
  • Gandhi also attacked the BJP over allegations of bribery against the party
  • Gandhi met Patidar leader Nikhil Sawani, who resigned from the BJP on Monday
  • OBC leader Alpesh Thakor officially joined the Congress party on Monday afternoon
  • Congress has also invited Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani to “join hands against the BJP”

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is in Gujarat for the ‘Navsarjan Janadesh’ rally organised by the party in Gandhinagar.

The Quint’s Aviral Virk is at the rally in Gandhinagar. Stay tuned for all the live updates.

9:45 PM , 23 Oct

"Are Patel And Mevani Criminals", Thunders Gehlot

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot tweeted that the hotel rooms booked in his name were being checked by Intelligence Bureau and questioned “what was happening in Gandhi’s Gujarat”.

He tweeted that he did meet Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani, following which the rooms booked under his name were checked.

He questioned if Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani were considered “criminals or absconders” and that the BJP must clear its stand.

4:04 PM , 23 Oct
KEY EVENT

Voice of Gujarat Can't be Bought With Money: Rahul in Gandhinagar

“The voice of Gujarat cannot be silenced or bought with money,” Rahul Gandhi said in Gandhinagar on Monday. He also called the Centre’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax.’

He also took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his ‘Make In India’ programme, saying that 30 lakh people are unemployed in Gujarat

Gandhi attacked Modi for staying silent on Jay Shah, saying his company’s turnover spiked after PM Modi came into power.

Gandhi also asserted that the “Congress will win power in Gujarat in the upcoming elections,” adding that “it will be a government of the poor, of the youths and of the farmers.”

  • Visuals from Gandhinagar where Rahul Gandhi is addressing a rally.
  • Crowd at Gandhinagar.
  • Visuals from the ‘Navsarjan Janadesh’ rally.
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Visuals from Gandhinagar where Rahul Gandhi is addressing a rally.
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Crowd at Gandhinagar.
4:27 PM , 23 Oct

Patidar Leader Nikhil Sawani Meets Rahul

Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Patidar leader Nikhil Sawani.

Sawani quit the BJP on Monday a few hours after Hardik Patel’s aide Narendra Patel alleged that the BJP bribed him.

“I heard about the Rs 1 crore offer by BJP to Narendra Patel, I'm upset. Leaving BJP today,” Sawani said. “I wasn't offered money to join the BJP. Now I have resigned because they are just offering lollipops, fulfilling nothing,” he added.

4:05 PM , 23 Oct
KEY EVENT

Alpesh Thakor Officially Joins Congress

OBC leader Alpesh Thakor officially joined the Congress on Monday afternoon in the presence of party vice president Rahul Gandhi.


Published: 23 Oct 2017, 10:38 AM IST
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