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Gujarat polls: PM Modi to again barnstorm with four back-to-back rallies today

In his campaign blitzkrieg in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress party of promoting corruption, casteism, communalism and nepotism.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Ahmedabad [ Updated: December 03, 2017 23:45 IST ]
Gujarat polls: PM Modi to again barnstorm with four
Gujarat polls: PM Modi to again barnstorm with four back-to-back rallies on Day 2

After addressing four back-to-back public rallies in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday hold public meetings at Dharampur in Valsad district and later at Bhavnagar. From there he will visit other Saurashtra places, Junagadh and Jamnagar.

He will also be visiting the state in three phases after December 6 where he will be addressing more than 24 meetings and rallies.

On Sunday, PM Modi addressed three public meetings at Bharush, Surendranagar and Rajkot. 

In his campaign blitzkrieg in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress party of promoting corruption, casteism, communalism and nepotism.

PM Modi also slammed the Opposition for criticising the demontisation move, saying that the Congress leaders are in tears because they lost all they had looted from the poor because of note ban.

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Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Congress of seeking to divide the people on caste and religious lines.

He also hit out at the Congress over the upcoming election of its president, alleging that the opposition party has a history of rigging (organisational) elections.

The BJP has been in power in the state since more than 22 years with the major share of that under the tenure of Modi as Chief Minister. But after having ruled for more than two decades, the saffron party is feeling a strong wave of opposition in the form of various agitations from different sections of the society.

A majority of these forces have joined hands with the opposition Congress party and the more than two-decades reign seems to be on the downslide. That's the reason why Narendra Modi, despite his very busy schedule, has made Gujarat virtually his home since the last couple of months and has been visiting the state every other day.

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Lately the saffron party has felt that the young Patidar leader Hardik Patel has been gathering more people in his rallies and that even their star campaigner Modi is not garnering the crowds he used to do in the state. 

According to sources, the BJP is taking the Rajkot rally as a prestige issue and wants to make it a huge success. It can also be because the Saurashtra region has been opposing the BJP more than any other region of Gujarat and from where the Patidar agitations have had immense support and success.

Gujarat will vote in two phases - on December 9 and 14 - to elect a 182-member Assembly. The counting of votes will take place on December 18.

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