PM Modi’s Surat rally, which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed by a day. About half-a-dozen rallies by star campaigners from the BJP and Congress, scheduled for yesterday and today, had to be canceled.
After several election rallies were canceled as cyclone Ockhi closed in the poll-bound state, yesterday Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would hold three public meetings ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections today. While the first phase of assembly polls is slated for December 9, the second phase will be held on December 14.
Due to the weather, about half-a-dozen rallies by star campaigners both BJP and Congress had to review the election campaigning schedule. While BJP National President Amit Shah’s rallies in Rajula, Mahuva, and Sihor were canceled, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s chopper failed to land in Morbi and subsequent rallies at Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar were also canceled.
Today, while addressing the Surat PM Modi renewing the attack on Congress said, “BJP in Gujarat has ended the ‘Tanker Raj.’ Tanker business was firmly in the hands of Congress leaders and their families”
“One family has done greatest injustice to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Sardar Patel. When Pandit Nehru’s influence on the Congress was complete, the Congress ensured that Dr. Ambedkar found it tough to join the Constituent Assembly,” he added more, “Congress did not think of conferring the Bharat Ratna on Dr. Ambedkar.”