Gandhinagar: Sounding the poll bugle for Gujarat Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dared the Congress to contest it on the development plank. Mounting a fierce attack on the Congress, Modi told a BJP rally that the Nehru-Gandhi family dislikes Gujarat and Gujaratis. He said the opposition party’s current condition was because it has lost ability to think positive. “It is being driven by negative thinking,” he said.
The prime minister was addressing a massive rally organised by the state BJP to celebrate the conclusion of the saffron party’s ‘Gujarat Gaurav Yatra’ (march for Gujarat’s honour).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the “corrupt” Congress of being concerned with only “preserving its dynasty” and challenged the party to fight elections on the issue of development.
“Communalism, casteism, dynastic rule, misleading the people — these are the instruments which Congress uses to win elections. They don’t have it in them to win on the issue of development.
“I challenge them to fight on the issue of development and stop misleading people,” Modi said addressing party workers at a rally here.
“The party of which the leading family is corrupt, what kind of welfare can be expected of it,” he said,.
“This election is a duel between development and dynastic rule. Development is going to win and dynastic rule is going to lose,” he added.
Modi accused the Congress of treating Gujarati leaders “unfairly” and named Sardar Patel and former Prime Minister Morarji Desai among the party’s victims.
Calling it his ‘dream project’, the Prime Minister also said that he will inaugurate the Ghogha-Dahej Ro Ro service on October 22.