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Rahul Gandhi Launches Scattering Attack On PM Modi, Shah In Gujarat Rally

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| October 9 , 2017 , 20:18 IST

Launching a scattering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused his government of crony capitalism while also hitting out over the corruption allegations of BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.

On his Gujarat visit before the state assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi addressing a public meeting Nadiad. In the second phase of party's Navsarjan Yatra, he targeted shots at Modi government over corruption, which was a major issue in his 2014 campaign.

Mocking Prime Minister's schemes, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said, "When it comes to helping, they help only a handful of industrialists. For 10-12 years, Amit Shah's son's company had nothing but started earning only after 2014. 'Ajeeb duniya hain' (It's a strange world). He (Jay Shah) started with Rs 50,000, and in a year it jumped to Rs 80 crore. This is 'Start-Up India', 'Make in India'."

Engaging the audience, Rahul Gandhi said, "Complete my sentence, 'Na khaunga, Na khaney dunga. Kahan gaya chowkidar? Ye hain Gujarat ki sachchai (I will not indulge in corruption, nor let others indulge in corruption. Where is the gatekeeper? This is the reality of Gujarat)."

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"Every 24 hours, 30,000 unemployed youth come in the job market but only 450 get jobs. In China, everyday 50,000 youth get jobs. The biggest problem in this country is unemployment," he said.

"Modi should accept he has failed. He should say the promises I gave, I was not able to fulfil, and I have failed," said the opposition leader.

Gandhi spoke to the crowds at the popular historic Santram Temple in Nadiad. It is a 250-year-old temple highly revered by the people. A spirited Gandhi also gave a flying kiss to crowds and they applauded loudly. He was also seen taking pictures from his cell phone.

Rahul Gandhi's visit comes a day after the Prime Minister's two-day trip to Gujarat, during which he visited his hometown Vadnagar and launched several projects including "Intensified Mission Indradhanush".