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Rahul needs to take off Italian glasses to see development in Gujarat: Shah

He also said that Congress is still dreaming about winning the polls for which they needed to do some hard work

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

(Photo: PTI)
(Photo: PTI)

chief on Monday said vice president needed to remove "Italian glasses" and wear "Gujarati glasses" to see the kind of that had taken place under the in

Addressing a gathering in Porbandar during the launch of the second phase of the Gaurav Yatra (march for honour), Shah also took a jibe at Gandhi's recent US visit, terming it a "vacation".

"The is asking us what the Narendra at the Centre has given in these three years. I want to remind them that the approved AIIMS for Gujarat, an international airport for Rajkot, approval to raise the height of the Narmada dam and allocation of homes to six lakh urban poor," Shah said in his address.

"However, Rahul could not see any of this. He still asks what we have done in these three years. Rahul can't see it because he is wearing Italian glasses. To be able to see the development, he needs to remove those spectacles and wear Gujarati glasses," Shah added.

The has often raised the issue of president and Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi's Italian origins.

"The Congress is still dreaming about winning the polls. Everyone has the right to see dreams. But if you are dreaming about winning the polls, you cannot go for a vacation in the US. To win the polls, you need to do some hard work. You need to remain with the people of Gujarat for their development," he said.

Shah added that the people of Gujarat were smart and would not vote for a party that had inflicted injustice on Gujarat for three generations.

The kicked off the first phase of the yatra, organised by the state unit of the party ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls due later this year, from Karamsad yesterday.

The Karamsad yatra will travel through the districts of Central and North Gujarat. Today's yatra will pass through Saurashtra and South Gujarat.

Both the yatras will run simultaneously. While the Karmasad yatra will be led by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, the Porbandar campaign will be fronted by state Jitu Vaghani.

Prime Minister and Shah will participate in the concluding ceremony of the yatra. The venue is yet to be decided.

First Published: Mon, October 02 2017. 18:29 IST