Party general secretary in-charge for the state Gurudas Kamath said that while Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies this week in the state-in Salumbar on Wednesday and Baran on September 17, he has put in a request for finalizing the dates of the Congress president's rallies in Bhilwara and Barmer.
    
The rally of Congress in Rajasthan is happening a day after Narendra Modi's Jaipur rally. Kamat, however, says Gandhi' plan to kick off the election campaign in Rajasthan was finalized more than three weeks ago and "who knows BJP might have done it a day after knowing about Gandhi's programme."
    
He also took a dig at Modi over a purported direction by BJP asking Muslims to come dressed in skull caps and burqas for Modi's rally. "Modi did not give even a single ticket to Muslims in Gujarat Assembly elections. By this, he showed his hatred for the community. Suddenly, they are remembering Muslims. They will not get their votes by such gimmicks," Kamat said.
    
BJP, however, claimed the direction by its minority cell has been ‘misunderstood’ and no distinction had been made on the basis of religion.

(Agencies)

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