"Somebody makes tea, some drive taxi, some work in farms. We have to respect everybody. The tea vendor, the farmers and the labourer; but one who makes a fool of people, should not be respected,” the Gandhi scion said.

Rahul alleged that Modi runs a pro-rich government in the state.

"We (Congress) want to give power to people. Here only one person has power," Rahul said at a rally in Bardoli.

“In Gujarat, the government is only for rich people. Only five to six people run the entire government,” he added.

Asserting that the state needs a government for the poor, Rahul said, "Many small enterprises have shut down. Here only one person is empowered and no one else, that is the difference between us (Congress) and them (BJP)."

"They (BJP) take the entire credit for development of the state. This state needs a government for poor people. We talk about removing poverty, but they remove poor people," the Congress vice-president said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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