Sidhpur: Taking potshots at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Congress must do proper home work before dreaming of taking on the BJP government in the state.

“I advise Rahul Gandhi to do proper home work before campaigning in Gujarat,” Modi said while addressing a public rally in Sidhpur on Friday.
Addressing an election rally in diamond polishing hub of Palanpur on Thursday, Rahul had accused Modi of pursuing his personal agenda at the expense of the common people.

"Here you toil hard and sweat it out... but it is only one man who takes the credit in Gujarat...What is your strength? Strength of Gujarati small businessman who run the economy of Belgium... small artisans of Gujarat...you run Belgium... but your voice is not heard here," Gandhi said in a veiled attack on Modi.

Counter-attacking the Congress star campaigner, the BJP stalwart said, “The Congress is not ready to accept me as the Gujarat CM. I am neither the son of a Prime Minister nor have I ever been a sarpanch. But people still love me and have chosen me as their leader”

The Congress scion has accused Modi of being anti-poor. In his election rally on Thursday, when the first phase of assembly elections were held, had said, "In Gujarat, the voice of the poor and the weak is not heard. Only one man's voice can be heard...and there are two or three corporates who are heard".

Taking on Rahul over his remarks, Modi said, “It is surprising that if the BJP government in Gujarat is anti-poor then why is Sonia Gandhi only campaigning for those candidates who belonging from a rich background.”

JPN/Bureau

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