Launching a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls scheduled for next month, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief — on Wednesday said that “Rahul Gandhi is anti-Gujarati”.
Nadda’s remarks came in light of activist Medha Patkar joining Rahul Gandhi during the Maharashtra leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday. Patkar had spearhead the Narmada Bachao Aandolan to prevent the displacement of locals due to the water of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. Speaking to ANI, Nadda asserted, “I believe that Gujarat will break records this time. Gujarat has developed and emerged in many fields this is the reason why people will vote for us again.
He further alleged that Medha Patkar has always taken a stand for anti-development and hence Rahul Gandhi standing next to her means he is also anti-Gujarati.
When questioned about the latest row over jailed Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain, the BJP chief said, “Manish Sisodia should be ashamed that in the name of illness Satyendra Jain is getting massages from a rapist. Why cannot he get bail till now? Are there not enough lawyers? He is in jail for a serious matter which is why it is getting difficult for him to get bail.”
AAP, which also happens to be the newest third front in Gujarat polls is under attack after the footage of the minister Satyendar Jain receiving an oil massage inside his cell in Tihar Jail surfaced ahead of civic elections.
Voting in the 182 seats assembly elections in the state will be held on December 1 and 5 and the counting of votes will take place on December 8.
In the 2017 Gujarat polls, the BJP was halted at 99 seats. The party has been in power for the last 27 years with Narendra Modi being the longest-serving chief minister of the state.