Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took the party’s campaign to the land of Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in Kheda in Gujarat, Rahul took a dig at Modi over the Sardar Patel statue being built in the state.
“Gujarat has given us Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. They are not two people, they are ideologies. The Opposition is making a huge statue of Sardar Patel, they should at least read some pages on him,” Rahul said.
“Those who have spent their life with RSS should also read on what Sardar Patel has said about RSS,” he added.
He also said that BJP is disrespecting Sardar Patel by saying Congress must be wiped out. “They say they want to wipe out Congress. Why do they not think who made the Congress? The Congress was made by Gandhiji and Sardar Patel,” Rahul said.
He also took on Modi saying, “India doesn’t need a security guard, people of the nation need their rights. It’s fashion now to say ‘make me a watchman and I’ll wipe out corruption’. The land of the poor has been grabbed to help corporates. Is this what watchmen do? This is robbery. Every person in this country should be a watchman to secure its future.”
He also attacked the BJP on the issue of corruption saying the BJP has not been acting against its corrupt leaders. “BJP says they are against corruption, Gujarat has three ministers who have gone to jail on corruption charges but they have not been removed. The BJP obstructed the six Bills we brought against corruption in the Lok Sabha. Lokayukta has come to this state (Gujarat) only after a court directive,” Rahul said.