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When our soldiers faced the Chinese, you hugged their envoy: Modi to Rahul

PM Modi says Gujarat poll is a contest between trust on development and dynastic politics

Press Trust of India  |  Bhuj 

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at the Ashapura Mata temple in Kutch, Gujarat, on Monday. Photo: @ANI (Twitter)

In a stinging attack on the in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi on Monday said the upcoming Assembly is a fight between on development and dynastic politics.

He was addressing a rally in district's Bhuj town ahead of the first phase of the elections on December 9.

He also alluded to allegations thrown at him during the campaign by leaders, including party vice-president

"This son has no stains in his public life. You come to the state and level baseless allegations on the son of the soil... the people of the state will not forgive you," he said.

During his campaign in the state in the last few days, Gandhi had trained his guns at the Modi-led over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.

"The is a contest between on development and dynastic politics," the prime minister said at the rally.

Taking another dig at the opposition party, which is making all-out efforts to dislodge the long-ruling in Gujarat, Modi asked, "When our soldiers were standing eye-to-eye in Dokalam for 70 days, why were you hugging the Chinese ambassador."

The Prime Minister will address a series of campaign meetings on Monday and on Wednesday in Saurashtra and South Gujarat, which go to the polls on December 9.

The elections to the 182-member Assembly will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes will be on December 18.

First Published: Mon, November 27 2017. 13:11 IST