Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday mocked the Gujarat model of development, calling it the “toffee model of development”. “In Gujarat, Adani gets land in just Rupee 1, the same money which you spend to buy a toffee. It’s a toffee model,” Rahul said.
He continued his acerbic attack on Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, “Tata gets loan for 20 years in just 1 per cent interest while farmers get it on 12 per cent.”
Rahul was addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Latur district and this was perhaps his first clear use of humour to attack his adversary. Rahul’s speeches are more data-based, while Modi speaks the language of the people to attack his rivals, a clever trick to gain popularity.
Continuing his attack, Rahul also said that there was a partnership between Modi and Adani in Gujarat. “Jaswant Singh and (LK) Advani have been sidelined. Now there is a partnership between Adani and Modi,” he said.