Rahul Gandhi addresses Rajkot meeting ahead of 2014 polls

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Rajkot, Oct 4: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day tour of Gujarat and held discussions with the members of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee in Rajkot.

The Congress Vice-President's visit to Gujarat can be seen as an attempt by him to boost the morale of the party workers ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Gandhi's outburst was seen as a public snub to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Gandhi had earlier on Thursday visited Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. He also interacted with office-bearers of the state Congress, Youth Congress and NSUI, the party's students' wing.

Gandhi had termed the ordinance as "complete nonsense" and said that it should be "torn up and thrown away" in an intervention at a media interaction that chief Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken was having at the Press Club of India in New Delhi.

Gandhi's outburst was seen as a public snub to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was then in the US. Gandhi justified his remarks saying many in the Congress felt the same way.

Before the cabinet reversed its earlier decision on Wednesday, Gandhi met the prime minister and explained his position to him.

The ordinance sought to override a July 10 Supreme Court order which barred lawmakers from holding office if they were convicted in cases carrying sentences of more than two years.

With IANS inputs

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