The former BJP chief said even the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, named after Rahul’s father, had in 2008, praised the growth in Gujarat.
Chhotubhai has represented Jhaghadia six times — including two consecutive terms since 2007 — but locals feel the area hasn’t seen much development.
Modi also raised the issue of instant triple talaq in his election address in the state on Wednesday. BJP had done this during the UP polls too.
Former PM Manmohan Singh managed to ruffle BJP feathers when he attacked Modi for ‘flaunting’ his humble origins for ‘political gains’.
Bhils, Kunbis and Dhoria Patels of Dang and Navsari districts say authorities creating hurdles and harassing them by citing rules.
Both BJP and Congress have been using social media and their publicity teams to make the point that their opponents are addressing rallies with conspicuous number of empty chairs.
However, it may scrape through as voters seem to doubt credentials of Congress as the alternative.
The highway leading to Porbandar is nicely surfaced but broken narrow lanes greet one inside the city. People complain that road maintenance has been on for months.
“The people of Gujarat have not accepted you and will never accept you,” Modi said, adding that Congress was ‘hurt’ that a ‘chaiwala’ had become the PM.
Around 20-25 NRIs are in touch with the Overseas Friends of BJP, an arm of the party that deals with the diaspora, to canvas for the party during Gujarat elections.
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