Addressing a rally in Kheda, Rahul mocked at the development talks being held in Gujarat and took a dig at Narendra Modi over the Sardar Patel statue being built in the state. "Gujarat has given us Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. They are not two people, they are ideologies. The Opposition is making a huge statue of Sardar Patel, they should at least read some pages on him," Rahul said.
"Those who have spent their life with RSS should also read on what Sardar Patel has said about RSS," he added.
Rahul also compared Modi to Hitler saying, Hitler used to think whatever decisions he took and executed were the best.
Rahul attacked the BJP on the issue of corruption saying the BJP has not been acting against its corrupt leaders. "BJP says they are against corruption, Gujarat has three ministers who have gone to jail on corruption charges but they have not been removed. The BJP obstructed the six Bills we brought against corruption in the Lok Sabha. Lokayukta has come to this state (Gujarat) only after a court directive," he said.
He also took on Modi saying, "India doesn't need a security guard, people of the nation need their rights. It's fashion now to say 'make me a watchman and I'll wipe out corruption'. The land of the poor has been grabbed to help corporates. Is this what watchmen do? This is robbery. Every person in this country should be a watchman to secure its future."
He accused the state of snatching away land from farmers, a charge that has been levelled against the Modi government by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal as well. "Is stealing land from the poor considered safeguarding their interests? Is that what a watchman does?" he asked.
"Gujarat is shining, but only for a handful of people. It is not shining for the poor or the women," Rahul said.