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Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP govt of grabbing farmer's land

ANI  |  Harij (Gujarat) [India] 

vice-president on Saturday alleged that the (BJP) grabbed the land of farmers and gave it to the industrialists.

scion Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a public rally in Gujarat's Harij, said, "At least 6.5 lakh acre lands of the farmers have been snatched by the and gave it to some of the biggest industrialists of "

"Lands of five villages were grabbed by the for the factory. They even promised to give jobs to the villagers, which is still not fulfilled," he alleged.

Rahul further said that although many states, IB and the Centre is under BJP, the essence of is with

"They have everything -- Central goverment, and governmnets, Intelligence Bureau (IB) but the Congress has nothing but the truth of Gujarat," said Gandhi.

The Congress scion also took a dig at Prime Minister Modi for only talking about himself and not about the development in in his election rallies.

"Prime Minister is neither talking about the future of Gujarat, nor BJP's 22 years of tenure. He is only talking about himself," said Gandhi.

Gujarat has a total number of 182 assembly seats and the polling will be held in two phases.

Voting in 89 constituencies of Saurashtra and South Gujarat region in the first phase has begun today while the remaining 93 constituencies in central and northern regions will be held in the second phase on December 14. The votes will be counted on December 18.

The Congress is eyeing to dethrone the government in the state.

The last Congress government in Gujarat was led by Chhabildas Mehta from February 17, 1994 to March 13, 1995.

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First Published: Sat, December 09 2017. 16:14 IST