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Rajnath Singh accuses Congress of running divisive campaign in Gujarat

ANI  |  Chaurasi (Gujarat) [India] 

Union Minister on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the and accused it of engaging in divisive electioneering in

Addressing an rally here, Singh said, "has been doing politics based on caste and creed for all these years. Now, they are trying to divide Gujaratis on the basis of community."

The home minister further sympathised with three other backward castes (OBC) leaders - Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevan - for joining hands with the for the upcoming polls.

"My sympathies are with the three young men who have made an alliance with Congress," he said.

Singh also slammed Congress vice-president for terming Goods and Services (GST) as 'Gabbar Singh Tax'.

"I want to ask the young man of Congress, if was 'Gabbar Singh Tax, then why did you support it in the Parliament," he questioned.

With the dates inching closer, the political slugfest between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is getting shriller by the day.

The two-phase elections will take place on December 9 and 14 while the results will be declared on December 18.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 22:15 IST