The Congress today condemned the BJP over its "shameful" barb that Rahul Gandhi was siding with terrorists after he alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "hugplomacy had failed" in keeping the 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed under arrest in Pakistan. The Congress VP was visiting Dalit Shakti Kendra, a vocational training institute run by Dalit activists near Sanand on his fifth visit to the state after Gujarat Assembly elections were announced. The flag was originally presented to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani but his office had reportedly turned down, citing lack of space. However, officials at the collectorate had allegedly refused to accept it citing lack of space.
"This flag is not yours alone, but belongs to the entire country".
"Like you, I have a huge space in my heart for this flag". Taking the stage after Macwan, Rahul Gandhi said, "Had you made a larger flag and I had only an inch to keep it, I would still have accepted the flag". It is the mindset of the BJP chief ministers or the prime minister that they have no space for this flag or your hard work.More news: USA to allow PLO offices in Washington to remain open under limitations
Union Minister and BJP Election Co-Incharge for Gujarat, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that Surat will expose Rahul Gandhi's hollow claims that the industrial community of Surat, comprising mainly of textile and diamond traders, as well as the Pattidar community are going to turn the tables against BJP and in favour of Congress Party.
On the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit organized by the state government, he said the state is vibrant only for "5-7 industrialists of Modiji" and not farmers, tribals, poor or Dalits. They said Rahul wants the national flag gifted to him to be kept at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in New Delhi.