Both Modi and Rahul attended party election campaigns in Rajasthan. While the BJP leader slammed Congress for destroying the path created by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rahul attacked Modi over the latter's development agenda.
"We are not like others who come here and offer you electricity and water. We have delivered surplus power in Rajasthan, free medicines," said Rahul while addressing the crowd gathered at Baran district of Rajasthan on Tuesday, Sept 17.
Rahul spoke about dreams, Modi spoke about path to achieve goals
Rahul also spoke about the dreams of the poor people of the country. Speaking at the second rally in the state, Rahul said, "I would ask the women who have come here to see the world's biggest dream for their children....... So, I am standing here because I believe that you, the poor people and the women, who have come here, are the country's biggest strength. If this country will move ahead, then, it will be do so only with your dreams. And, if we do not allow you to see those dreams, then, this nation cannot move ahead."
On the contrary, Modi spoke about youth and how they can achieve their dreams. The Gujarat CM had said, "I am seeing the anger of the youth. And my young friends, do you know the strength you have. The youth of Rajasthan can give a new direction. But you have to do one thing - no youth must be left unregistered as a voter."
Hurling his attack on Congress, Modi said, "For Congress, youth is a voter but for us Youth is power, the strength of India. Youngsters must be excited to become voters." The Gujarat CM had participated in BJP election campaign rally in Jodhpur on Sept 10, a day ahead of Rahul's first rally in Udaipur.
2014 general election is an open war between Modi and Gandhi. While BJP declared Modi as its PM candidate, Congress is yet to make the big announcement. However, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently faced the flack with his statement saying he would be happy to act under Rahul Gandhi's leadership. Singh's statement was a clear hint for those who have been waiting for Congress to announce its decision on PM candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha election.