Gujarat: Independent MLA declares support to BJP

24 December, 2017, 03:34 | Author: Myrtle Cook
  • Rahul Gandhi chairs his first Congress Working Committee as president says BJP is lying on everything

Gandhi took to Twitter in the morning to launch a fresh salvo before leaving for Gujarat on a stock-taking visit. While the BJP raised questions about his religion and accused Gandhi of fooling people with his temple visits, Congress blamed the ruling party for the fake image.

His three-day trip will begin with the Somnath Temple in Gir Somnath district, some 420 km from the state capital Gandhinagar.

Mr Gandhi had on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "lies".

The self-confessed movie buff tweeted, "You all know the truth now about 2G, the truth is in front of you".

"Let me tell you about the reasons for our defeat. If BJP had a film franchise it would be called Lie Hard".

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Briefing reporters about the first meeting of the party's highest decision-making body chaired by Rahul Gandhi, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that members recalled the struggle party had done in the years it had been out of power including between 1977 and 1980 and between 1999 and 2004.

Hitting out at the BJP, he alleged, "The whole architecture and foundation of the BJP are based on lies. Their model is to come up with a lie, spread that lie, and just keep repeating that lie until people believe the lie", he said.

Later in the day, Rahul is slated to meet the participants of the shivir in Ahmedabad.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi visited the Somnath temple again on Saturday ahead of a review meeting with newly-elected MLAs and party workers in the wake of Gujarat assembly elections. During his campaign in Gujarat, the Congress president had made it a point to visit 26 temples, inviting allegations of peddling soft Hindutva.

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