Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has termed the Congress party's Gujarat poll manifesto as 'constitutionally and financially impossible' and said the promises like quota to Patidar and farm loan waiver can never be fulfilled. On the day Gujarat went in for the first phase of polling, Jaitley said, "Having no model of development, the Congress party's manifesto is one of fiscal impossibility. The total revenue earned by the state is about Rs 90,000 crore per annum. The Congress promises a tax waiver of Rs 20,000 crore."
Zero voting was recorded at Gajadi village in Morbi district of Gujarat on Saturday as the locals, fed up with water shortage, boycotted polling. While long lines were seen outside polling booths in Saurashtra and South Gujarat in the first phase of Assembly polls, none among the 1,000 registered voters in Gajadi turned up to cast vote, officials said.
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The ruling BJP said the complaint shows the opposition party's
Salman Nizami asks on Twitter- Modi who is your father, who is your mother. Among the other things he says- he calls for Azad Kashmir. He calls our army rapists. How can the people accept such people like Salman Nizami. He also says there will be an Afzal from every home: PM— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) December 9, 2017
Rahul Gandhi attacks the BJP for not releasing a manifesto for Gujarat. “We have been working on our manifesto for the last three months. We went to all sections of society and asked people what they want their government to do. We don’t talk about ourselves. We talk about what they did in the last 22 years and what Congress will do in next five years,” Rahul says in Vadnagar. Taking the fight directly to Modi, he says the Prime Minister has stopped talking about development and corruption. “He tries to distract the people. But whenever he tries doing that, we bring him back to the issues,” Rahul adds.
Addressing a rally in Mehsana's Vadnagar, Rahul Gandhi says that 90 per cent of Narendra Modi’s speeches have been about Modi himself. “90% samay unhone apne aap pe bhashan dia, Narendra Modi ne Narendra Modi ke baare mein bhashan dia, aur kuch bacha hi nahi! But this election is not about Modi Ji or me, it is about Gujarat's future,” he says.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi posed his 11th question for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, asking why Modi had sold out education in the state and “turned schools into shops”.
22 सालों का हिसाब#गुजरात_मांगे_जवाब— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 9, 2017
80% इंजीनियर बैठे हैं बेकार
टाटा नैनो जुमला, चली नहीं यह कार
नौकरी मांगने वालों को मिलती है गोली
युवा के भविष्य की लगा दी आपने बोली
बेची शिक्षा, बेची परीक्षा, स्कूल-कॉलेज बन गए दुकान
शिक्षा केंद्रों का मोदीजी क्यों बेच दिया ईमान?
EVM engineer S Anand talks to the media after visiting a polling booth in Porbandar's Thakkar plot:
#WATCH EVM engineer S.Anand talks to media after visiting a polling booth in Porbandar's Thakkar plot following complaints of EVM being connected to Bluetooth, says, 'the name that you give to your Bluetooth device will be shown when it is paired to another device' #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/TivLjQXEOW— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2017
"PM Narendra Modi has not spoken about corruption during his rally in Gujarat. He has turned the talk of the town into what people said about him. This election is about the people of Gujarat and their future. The BJP has looted land from the people and handed it over to industrialists. The Tatas and Adanis have gained from your land. People were promised jobs in the Nano factory but not one person has gotten a job in that factory. The Nano has been a failure. Meanwhile, land was gifted to Adani on a platter," says Rahul Gandhi during his rally in Patan's Harij.