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Rajnath, Smriti Irani corner Congress in separate rallies in poll-bound Gujarat

ANI  |  Anand/Surat (Gujarat) [India] 

Union Home Minister on Sunday hit out at the Party saying it governed for 50-60 years, but the upliftment of villages never featured in their agenda.

The home minister, while addressing a rally, in Anand, Gujarat, said people outside knew at least one Indian state -

"governed for 50-60 years, but it never gave a thought to the upliftment of villages. It was thought for the first time by our leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee," he said.

"Modi ji may or may not have done anything, but he definitely made it possible for to make a name for itself," he added.

Terming India as the fastest growing economy, Rajnath said that in the coming 15 years, it would emerge as the strongest economy and as a rich nation.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Smriti Irani, while addressing an rally in Surat, said the assembly polls in were not only for the (BJP), "but for every Gujarati who was called a 'Gadha' by Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his friend, leader, Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh".

Talking about the initiatives taken by the after coming to power at the Centre, the union minister said the banks, which used to shut their doors on the face of poor, now go to their doors requesting them to open a Jan Dhan Account and this became possible only after Prime Minister Modi came to power.

The two-phase Gujarat assembly elections will take place on December 9 and 14, while the results will be out on December 18.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 23:16 IST