Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat to lead his party's election campaign, on Friday said that the state doesn't just belong to big industrialists, it belongs to the farmers, the labourers.
AS IT HAPPENED:
# Gandhi interacted with fishermen, doctors, teachers and villagers on his route covering Porbandar, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mahisagar and Dahod district during his two-day visit.
#After landing at the Porbandar airport on Friday morning, Gandhi started his tour by meeting local fishermen to understand their problems.
#In the afternoon, Gandhi would visit the DSK near Sanand. He will then arrive in Ahmedabad to take part in two separate interactive sessions, one with doctors and medical professionals and another with lecturers and primary school teachers.
#During his visit, the Gandhi scion will also accept a giant National Flag made by the Dalit community. "During his visit, Rahulji will accept a giant national flag, measuring 125 feet in length and 83 feet in height, from Dalit students of the Kendra. He will also address locals and Dalits of surrounding areas at the centre," Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
#"This is the largest national flag ever made. Though it was meant to be presented to Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, he had refused to accept it when Dalits went to Gandhinagar in August. When Rahulji learned about it, he conveyed his desire to accept the flag with full honour," Doshi added.
#The Congress vice-president will also visit the Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK), a vocational training institute run by Dalit activists, near Sanand town of this district.
Gujarat doesn't just belong to 5-10 big industrialists, it belongs to the farmers, the labourers,the small scale businessmen: Rahul Gandhi in Porbandar pic.twitter.com/95zTKAursQ— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2017
#On Friday evening, he will address a gathering in the Nikol area of the city, the release said.
#Polling for the two-phase elections in the state, having total 182 seats, will take place on December 9 and 14 and votes will be counted on December 18.
#Eighty nine seats of the Saurashtra and South Gujarat region are going to polls in the first phase, while the remaining 93 seats in the central and northern regions would go to polls in the second phase.