Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stepped up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why there is no mention of development in his speeches during the Gujarat election campaign.
Mr. Gandhi said he did not get an answer to even one of the 10 questions he had asked Mr. Modi on Gujarat’s report card, despite the BJP being in power in the state for 22 years, and wondered if governance meant mere speeches.
“BJP has its government in Gujarat for 22 years. I will only ask, what is the reason development is missing in the prime minister’s speeches.
“I asked 10 questions on Gujarat’s report card but no answers came. No manifesto till the campaign for the first phase of polling ended. So, ‘ab bhashan hi shasan hai’ (does governance mean mere speeches now),” he asked on Twitter.
Taking on Mr. Modi, the Congress leaders has started “a question a day” series on social networking site with the tagline “22 saal ka hisab, Gujarat maange jawab” (22 years of account, Gujarat demands answers).
The Congress is seeking to wrest power from the BJP and Mr. Gandhi has spearheaded the attack, often targeting the prime minister over the claims of development and questioning the ’Gujarat model’
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