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Rupani accuses Manmohan, Sonia of having anti-Gujarat mindset

Shorab Negi | Gandhinagar |

The Congress has planned statewide protests on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation. Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has decided that on Wednesday all its workers will wear black bands and stage protests across the state to mark the demonetisation anniversary. The day will be observed as “Black Day” and the party plans to organise protests across all the districts and major cities of Gujarat. On Tuesday, Dr. Manmohan Singh had fired salvos at the BJP by accusing it of poor management on a number of fronts.

In reply to Dr. Singh’s accusations, where the ex-Prime Minister said that Demonetisation was an imprudent step taken by PM Narendra Modi and that it was an organised loot, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani retaliated by reviving the Congress pain-point — the coal scam. He accused the Congress senior leaders Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi of having an anti-Gujarat mindset.

Dr. Manmohan Singh during his visit to Gujarat on Tuesday had highlighted the shortcomings of the Modi government especially challenges faced by the common man due to GST and demonetisation. He also mentioned that the economic growth of the country has suffered and it is nearly impossible for the Modi government to come even close to the 10-year average economic growth of the UPA government.

Rupani on the other hand in one of his tweets wrote: “Being an economist shouldn’t Dr. Manmohan Singh have supported GST, which benefits every Indian? Why do Dr. Manmohan Singh, Smt Sonia Gandhi, and UPA have an anti-Gujarat mindset?”

He also accused Manmohan Singh of not having done anything to curb corruption and black money during their party’s 10-year rule. Rupani stated that Congress only came to Gujarat during elections and did not make any contricution in the ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan’

Rupani also alleged that being an economist, Manmohan Singh should have worked towards the economic growth of the country, but on the contrary, UPA made things all the more difficult.