PM Modi dares Congress to contest Gujarat polls on development plank

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to GMERS Medical College Vadnagar Gujarat on Sunday. Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani is also seen

Sources in the parliamentary affairs ministry said the winter session could be short as members will be busy campaigning in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

"Gujarat aur Gujaratiyon ke prati unka dwesh hai".

"Gujarat has always been treated like a thorn by the Gandhi family and their party".

"History witnessed what the Congress did with Sardar Patel and his daughter Maniben?" Solanki was made to resign. Modi "bowed" to the people of Gujarat for "blessing BJP for decades".

He did not elaborate on Patel but the BJP has been claiming that his legacy has been ignored.

"Gujarat polls are round the corner and the Congress has developed fever once again". GST is not being implemented through Parlia-ment or Modi, it is through a group consisting of all the State Governments, including the Congress-ruled Karnataka and Punjab, he said, adding that participation of the Central Government in the GST council is less than one-third. "This party and family are against Gujarat and Gujaratis".

Addressing a massive public meeting, Modi challenged the Congress to fight the elections on the plank of development, instead of "trying to manipulate the people".

"Corruption cases should also be registered against state ministers, bureaucrats and all others involved in the financial irregularities", he said. The PM himself in a lengthy defence of his economic record said that "a handful of pessimists" are playing fast and loose with facts to misrepresent a blip in the economy. When I was the chief minister and you were in power at the Centre, you hatched a conspiracy to put me in jail.

He was twice in Gujarat last month, first on September 13 and 14 to lay the foundation stone of the bullet train with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and then on September 17, his birthday, to dedicate to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project at its full height of 138 metres attained two years ago after the Narmada Control Authority cleared it in June 2014.

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