Ahmedabad: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday continued their war of words even as Gujarat voted in the first phase of the state assembly elections.

Modi lashed out at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for questioning the development in the state, saying, "Don't you get 24 hours electricity? 24 hours water? Do you need a generator?". "No", came the answer from the assembled crowd.

Modi then proceeded to attack Gandhi. "Rahul Gandhi, my father was not the PM. He was not even a sarpanch (village head). Still people love me," he said.

"Rahul baba, if you come for a rally, then do your homework. I knew immediately after I landed from the helicopter what you said," Modi said. The Chief Minister was addressing an election rally Siddhpur in Patan district.

"Today, Rahul baba is here in Palanpur. Rahul baba, when you are on the helicopter, do see this large crowd," he said, adding: "Rahul doesn't know geography or history."The two leaders also clashed during campaigning for the first phase of elections.

Earlier n the day, Congress general secretary Rahul Ganhi while addressing a rally for the second phase of polls at Palanpur said, "Do you have electricity? Do you have water? Do the youths here have jobs?" " I was told that Gujarat has been shining, all due to the efforts of one man," Rahul said.

The first phase of voting for the Gujarat assembly ended on Thursday. It covered the regions of Saurashtra and south Gujarat. In the next phase Dec 17, the regions of Kutch, north and central Gujarat will vote.


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