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Eyeing Support for Polls, ‘Honest’ Leader Rahul Ends Gujarat Yatra

Rahul Gandhi will start his campaign by visiting Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka.

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Rahul Gandhi at Chamunda Mataji temple.
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi wrapped up his three-day Navsarjan Yatra in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region on 27 September ahead of the crucial Assembly polls this year. The region has been electorally tough for the Congress for the last two decades, and it won only 12 of the 52 seats here in the 2012 Assembly elections.

During his three-day campaign, Rahul lashed out at the BJP-led state government for running the administration by a “remote control”. He further censured Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s GST regime saying he would pressurise it to simplify the norms.

Snapshot
  • Rahul Gandhi ends his three-day Navsarjan Yatra by addressing a public meeting in Rajkot district
  • On day 3 of his campaign, the Congress leader held discussions with women at Chobari village and farmers in Chotila
  • The Congress scion attacked the BJP and PM Modi on GST, demonetisation, ‘Make in India’ initiative and farm polices
  • On 26 September, the Congress VP said that the Gujarat government is being run by a remote control
7:17 PM , 27 Sep

Rahul Gandhi Visits Four Temple on Day 3

Apparently seeking to showcase the Congress’ soft Hindutva, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday offered prayers at four temples in Gujarat before wrapping up his visit, a move his party said was aimed at countering the hardline Hindutva of the BJP and RSS.

Starting his tour from Rajkot, Gandhi visited a temple in Chotila.

In the evening, Gandhi visited Khodal Dham temple in Kagvad village to offer prayers to Khodiyar Mata, the reigning deity of the Leuva Patel community.

A section of Patels are up in arms against the state’s BJP government over their demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

On his arrival, Gandhi was greeted by a large number of Patidars, who chanted their signature slogan - ‘Jai Sardar, Jai Patidar’ to welcome the Congress leader.

On his way to Jetpur from Kagvad, Gandhi also paid a visit to a temple dedicated to Dasi Jeevan, revered by Dalits and Buddhists.

He also made an unscheduled visit to another shrine – Jalaram temple – in Veerpur in Rajkot district.

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3:13 PM , 27 Sep

Rahul Interacts With Women at Chobari Village

1:24 PM , 27 Sep

Rahul Addresses Kisan Sabha in Chotila

  • Farmers at Congress’ rally in Chotila.
  • Rahul Gandhi interacts with students in Chotila.
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11:53 AM , 27 Sep

Rahul Gandhi At Chamunda Mataji Temple

  • Rahul Gandhi at Chamunda Mataji temple.

Published: 24 Sep 2017, 10:48 PM IST
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