New Delhi : Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his campaign in poll-bound Gujarat is about himself, his past and has no answer to question of employment, price rise. Modi has been campaigning aggressively in his home state to ensure his party’s win in what is being seen as a litmus test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
“Mr Modi’s campaign is about himself, his past and the alleged disdain of Gujarat and Gujaratis. Has he forgotten he is Prime Minister of India? Why does PM not talk about joblessness, lack of investment, collapse of SMEs, stagnant exports and price rise? Because he has no answers to the hard reality. The Gujarat election is not about Mr Modi, the individual. It is about the promised achhe din that has not come in 42 months,” Chidambaram tweeted. Modi and his government has been constantly under fire over unemployment, price rise, demonetization, economic growth. The Congress has been targetting the BJP on its slogan of “ache din” and questioned the development claims of the ruling party. The party, which has been trying to claim the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has hit out at the Congress for ignoring India’s first home minister.“The Prime Minister and BJP may now desperately embrace Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, but the redoubtable Sardar had rejected the BJP’s parent RSS and its divisive ideology,” Chidambaram tweeted.
PM began his high-voltage campaign with a rally in Kutch district’s Bhuj town on Monday and he will address a series of campaign meetings on Wednesday in Saurashtra and South Gujarat. The two-phased Gujarat elections will be on December 9 and 14. The counting of votes and results will be declared on December 18.