Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who is in third day of his campaign in Gujarat, promised that his party’s first goal of Congress is to compete with China and not aggressively but by setting up factories and creating jobs. This promise is being seen as counter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government whose government is facing questions on the issue of jobs creation. Gandhi started his day by offering prayers at the Chamunda Mataji Temple and will continue meeting with the party workers and locals during the day. He will also hold a special meeting with village women at Chobari Village in Surendranagar district.
Also called as Navsarajan Yatra, Gandhi started his three-day visit to the poll-bound Gujarat on Monday by visiting Dwarkadhish temple. From Jamnagar to Rajkot, the Congress vice-president interacted with locals from multiple villagers on issues like note ban, farm product prices and unemployment. Taking a jibe at the PM Modi’s famed Gujarat model of development he said, “Modi’s Gujarat model is a failure. There is need to reintroduce the old Amul model, which takes everybody along. Congress will form government here, we shall take everybody on board and Gujarat will show the way to the entire country one more time.” He also said that it is shameful that Sardar Patel’s statue is being cast in China and will have ‘Made in India’ inscribed on its back.