A tale of two rallies: Amit Shah vs Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting at Raska village of Kheda district in Gujarat on Monday

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting at Raska village of Kheda district in Gujarat on Monday

On a visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday participated in Timli dance - a traditional folk dance in Gujarat, news agency ANI reports.

Rahul gandhi had literally made the reporter stunned asking him about the allegations against Amit Shah's son jai Shah. While Sonia Gandhi will continue to be the mentor of the party, Rahul Gandhi will have to take the credit or the discredit of the party's performance hence forth. One is Gandhi-Nehru model while another is Modi model.

Seeking to take the corruption and alleged crony capitalism battle into the Congress camp, the BJP on Monday evening fielded Union Minister Smriti Irani, who charged Congress of being "sultanate of corruption".

Amethi is believed to be a Congress stronghold being the parliamentary constituency of Rahul Gandhi, the party vice president. "Today, every household gets power in Gujarat but what did your father, mother and grandmother do for Amethi", asked the BJP chief who also hails from Gujarat. I want to ask you that you have been MP here for a long time but why is there no collector's office, TB hospital and Akashwani's FM here? The Gujarat election may not be a litmus test for the ruling party, but Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is no Modi.

"The people of Gujarat know about the development of their state... You have destroyed it". "There are 106 schemes initiated by this government".

But what does Rahul Gandhi's elevation mean? The all-out attack was centred around Rahul Gandhi, who is now campaigning in Gujarat.

"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop UP", he asserted.

"For 70 years, from the Panchayat to Parliament, the Gandhi family was in power, but Amethi never saw development", Shah said.

The Congress leader has been stopping on the way, talking to people, waving at them and promising change. "Why is the party and the central government supporting his claims of being clean?"

Unveiling a host of government projects, Shah asserted that UP was becoming a developed state under the Modi government at the Centre and the Yogi government in the state.

Therefore, Amit Shah can't afford to see a rising Congress in his home state.

Irani accused Gandhi of paying lip service to development.

She said Mr Gandhi would lose elections and the lotus will finally bloom in Amethi in 2019.

The Textile Minister said she met people of Amethi and they are very disappointed.

Irani, who is on a two-day tour in Amethi, said that due to its "VVIP constituency" status everyone thinks that the area would have seen a huge surge in development over the decades, which was not the case. "When nothing much happened, there is an effort to occupy the land illegally and despite eviction notice they are not letting the land go".

She also advised the Congress Party to manage its own house, which is falling like a pack of cards adding that a party that can't manage its own house can hardly be expected to run an entire nation.

He added, "I want to ask now, where is the guard. God knows what mistakes women have committed that they can not be a part of RSS", Rahul said while interacting with a group of women in Vadodara.

"Inka (BJP) main sangathan RSS hai". How many women are in the RSS? Have you ever seen women in shorts working with RSS? Congress, which had 57 MLAs in the current assembly suffered a setback when 14 quit to join the BJP while several others cross-voted in the presidential elections, leading to their expulsion.

Khaki shorts were a trademark of RSS volunteers which they used to wear during their drills in the past, before they changed to full trousers over a year ago.

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