Modi in Bharuch: 'Cong' strategy to divide people on the lines of caste, community'

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally on Sunday in Gujarat's Bharuch district and later at Surendranagar. He will conclude the day with a rally in Rajkot at 7pm.

Gujarat assembly elections 2017: Modi addresses rally in Bharuch

Addressing a rally in Bharuch, Modi said,'In UP, where Congress ruled for decades, the state from where generations of top Congress leaders belong. We saw what happened there in the local elections. Congress was wiped out. UP knows the Congress well and so does Gujarat.''

''Bharuch and Kutch are districts with significant Muslim populations. And, if you see the districts which developed rapidly under the BJP tenure in Gujarat, the names of these two districts figure prominently,'' Modi said.

The Prime Minister further said,''When there were floods in Banaskantha, Congress leaders were in Bengaluru to save 1 leader from losing a Rajya Sabha poll. That same leader is topmost Congress leader but what did he do for Bharuch? He was unable to work for Narmada,neither did he think about ro-ro ferry.''

''My problem with Congress politics is simple- they oppose us just for the sake of opposing. They oppose things like bullet train only because they could not take this initiative forward and are envious someone else is,'' Modi said.

The Prime Minister is expected to hold at least 31 rallies and meetings in the state in the wake of upcoming assembly elections.

PM Modi is also expected to inaugurate a hospital in the Swaminarayan sect.

Modi will be visiting the capital of Saurashtra, Rajkot, before his visit to Ahmedabad where he will inaugurate a hospital at the Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratisthanam (SGVP). The BJP wants to make this meeting a grand event and is planning a huge rally comprising more than one lakh people. The administration and police have geared up for the event.

The polling for 182-member Gujarat Assembly will take place on December 9 and 14 and the votes will be counted on December 18. Eighty-nine seats in Saurashtra and South Gujarat region are going to the polls in the first phase.

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