Criticizing the way Piyush Goyal, despite being a minister called a press conference to defend Jay Shah, Rahul Gandhi who is on tour of Gujarat tweeted: "Amazing transition from Beti Bachao to Beta Bachao". "Party workers want Rahul Gandhi to be the Party President, therefore we in Rajasthan today passed a resolution for this", State Congress President Sachin Pilot said.
"We are hearing about the company of Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose turnover increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a year". The Zee News reporter was unable to answer any of Rahul's questions. She also added that instead of wasting his time hurting the feelings of the people of Gujarat and making fun od the development, he should rather focus on his constituency Amethi as it needs more development.
Shah also said that the newly elected BJP government in the state was working for the development of Uttar Pradesh and the state government had taken some important steps by announcing loan waiver for farmers and stepped up construction of houses for the poor.
"You have trusted the Gandhi-Nehru family for 60 years".
Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel asked Rahul if the women needed his permission to decide what they wear and charged that it was the Congress' culture to watch women's clothes. The BJP can't afford any negative results in the home state of its president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Union Textiles and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who lost the Lok Sabha election to Rahul Gandhi in 2014, took on the three-time MP throwing a challenge to win 2019 elections.
Rahul Gandhi, who is touring Gujarat ahead of assembly elections later this year, was attacking the BJP and its ideological mentor RSS when he told a gathering of women in Vadodara earlier in the day, "They are not interested in women's rights". But when the Uri attack happened, it was the Modi government and not the Congress government (in power).
"The land was given for construction of the Samrat cycle factory. People in Amethi are looking for an alternative", she said.
"The Congress Party, whose rule was a "Sultanate of Corruption", is concocting stories to defame the people of Gujarat before the elections", she added.
The intense campaign by the BJP comes in the wake of Rahul alleging that "step-motherly treatment" was being meted out by the Modi and Yogi governments to Amethi as it had voted for Congress.