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Rahul Gandhi ups Gujarat poll pitch

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 - 11:57am IST Updated: Tuesday, 11 December 2012 - 11:59am IST | Agency: dna

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Speaking at a poll campaign rally in Jamnagar, Rahul Gandhi recalled how Mahatma Gandhi, who belonged to Gujarat, shared the feeling of brotherhood.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 11:56 IST

Recalling a childhood political story, Rahul Gandhi narrated an incident where Jawaharlal Nehru was lodged in jail, and how Gandhiji would sleep on the floor to show solidarity with Nehru...

"Today, if Gandhiji was alive he would have exhorted the people to fight for their rights."
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 11:56 IST

A true leader listens to his people and their hopes and sentiments. Just like Gandhiji, who would sleep on the floor to show solidarity with his people,[ a true leader should empathise with his people....

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 11:57 IST
But in today's Gujarat, the state assembly functions only for 25 days.
In the monsoons, it works for only one day.
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 11:57 IST
"During these 25 days, the opposition is thrown out so that all opposition is muffled."
There are 14,000 RTI applications pending. Why?
Because no one wants to hear what the people want to say.
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 11:59 IST
There is power in you, in the common man's voice. But that power is strangled.
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 12:00 IST
There is smart marketing of Gujarat, who say Gujarat is shining....Answer me how many days in a week do you get water?

The crowd answers every three days...

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 12:00 IST

"But the smart marketeers say Gujarat is on the path to progress. In Gujarat there is only one voice that can be heard, that of the marketeers, while the people's power is silenced..."

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 12:01 IST

Rahul said when he thinks about politics he thinks about Gandhiji and feels the power of Gandhi is with him.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 12:02 IST

Rahul Gandhi said, "You have all come from far and wide and I thank you for coming here. Jai Hind."

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 12:03 IST

Rahul Gandhi, LK Advani face-off in Sanand
The last day of campaigning will see a face-off between Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi and former DyPM LK Advani. The general secretary of Congress is slated to address public meetings at Jamnagar, Amreli and Sanand on Tuesday, the last day of campaigning. This is the first time Gandhi is campaigning for the 2012 Gujarat elections. Rahul’s Sanand meeting is slated for 2pm at Prem Akriti Ground.

Senior BJP leader LK Advani is also slated to address a public meeting at Sanand on Tuesday. The venue of the meet is Sanand-Nal Sarovar teen rasta, which is just a km away from the venue of the Congress leader’s public meeting. Interestingly, Advani’s election rally is also slated for 2pm.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 14:46 IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in Sanand to address a poll rally.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 15:17 IST



"Voting means that all citizens will be heard without exception," said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as he upped the ante against the BJP rule in Gujarat.

Calling the electorate to vote as per Gandhian principles, Rahul Gandhi said, "To listen to all the voices is Gujarat's and the Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to not just the country, but the entire world."



Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 15:38 IST

"Democracy gives us avenues, changes our lives. The Congress favours employment guarantee to every Indian irrespective of any bias or prejudice," said Rahul Gandhi, pointing out to contrubutions made by people like "Sam Pitroda, who brought in the telecom revolution."

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 15:42 IST

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