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BJP formed govt at Centre because of Gujarat model: Rajnath

Press Trust of India  |  Sanand (Guj) 

Home Minister today said the formed at the Centre because of the model of development and that the people of the country had already answered the questions of by giving it a mandate in the 2014 polls.

Hitting out at Gandhi over his "a question a day" social media campaign, Singh said he should first tell why remained poor despite the ruling it for 50-55 years.

At a public rally here, Singh said, "The leader (Rahul) asks what did the do in 22 years of its rule? What the has done in 22 years has been answered by the people of during the 2014 elections."

"If development has gone mad here, then why the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation appreciated the government in 2012. It was the model because of which the BJP formed government at the Centre.

"A single party ruled for 50-55 years... what is the reason is still counted among poor countries in the world?" Rajnath asked.

The home minister also suggested the three young leaders in the state who have supported the -- Alpesh Thakor, Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani -- to stay away from Gandhi.

"I would like to send a message to them that will take them along when he sinks," he said, citing the example of Uttar Pradesh where the Samajawadi Party, which stitched a pre-poll alliance with the Congress, was defeated.

Singh praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that because of him India had found a place of respect in the world community and that his government was committed to making it the most powerful country in the world.

He said his government was committed to increasing farmers' income by 2022 and that the concerns of peasants in Sanand will be resolved as soon as the BJP returns to power in Gujarat.

He also suggested the opposition to restrain itself while speaking about the prime minister.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 23:20 IST