Rahul Gandhi questions Modi's claim on investment

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Surat, Gujarat, Dec 9 (UNI) A few hours before the end of election campaign here, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi blamed the Gujarat Government for not doing much in the education sector and claimed that the state was lagging behind in investments.

Mr Gandhi, who was here for a road show, said the state Government had promised total literacy but still 30 per cent of the state's population was illiterate.

''After elections, we will give you a new government, which would not be based on lies,'' he said.

Thousands of Congress workers joined the road show, which was organised in support of Congress candidates contesting from south Gujarat.

He claimed that the state was lagging behind in investments as compared to other states and disputed Chief Minister Narendra Modi's claim of providing land to tribals.

Without naming Mr Modi, he said it was ironic that in Mahatma Gandhi's home state, governance was based on lies. ''Gandhiji has taught us to follow truth and fight against injustice. The Government in Gujarat thinks that if they scream aloud a lie, people will believe that it is the truth,'' he said.

He said at least five other states were ahead of Gujarat in respect of attracting investment.


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