Watch: Rahul Gandhi prays at Akshardham temple in Gujarat
Congress vp Rahul Gandhi on Saturday visited the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar as he kickstarted his three-day go to to poll-bound Gujarat. The Gandhi scion additionally made a go to to Ambaji temple on the primary day of his go to.
After arriving in Gujarat Saturday morning, Rahul Gandhi went straight to Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, and supplied prayers to Lord Swaminarayan. He video of him praying on the temple was additionally shared on social media.
Rahulji at Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS), Gandhinagar pic.twitter.com/bXcrL6iBUr
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Following his go to to the temples within the poll-bound state, the Gandhi scion claimed victory for the discount of Items and Providers Tax (GST) on greater than 200 objects. He added that he would proceed the battle for capping the tax at 18 per cent, and promise that the Congress get together would guarantee the identical if it got here to energy.
Coming down arduous on the Modi authorities, Gandhi tweeted: “India doesn’t want a Gabbar Singh Tax. We would like a real GST. Congress, together with the folks of India, fought for and ensured discount in objects in 28% bracket. Subsequent we’ll battle for one fee, with a cap at 18%. If BJP doesn’t do it, Congress will.”
The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP), in the meantime, focused the Congress chief over his go to to temples, saying he was doing so simply to focus on Hindu votes.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel had stated, “Why is Rahul Gandhi visiting temples solely forward of elections? Folks know their intention that they wish to get votes via such gimmicks. They don’t have any inclination for devotion as throughout Rahul Gandhi’s earlier journeys, he by no means visited any temple.”
“We want that Congress sheds its pseudo-secularism and respects mainstream Hindutva. However their gimmicks to get votes won’t work in Gujarat,” Patel added.
The Congress hit again on the BJP, saying folks would educate the ruling get together a lesson because it was opposing a go to to temple.
“Does anyone have a patent on devotion? They’re opposing a go to to the temple. Folks of Gujarat will educate them a lesson,” Congress chief Shaktisinh Gohil stated.
“Rahul Gandhiji has visited a Jain temple and gurudwaras other than Hindu temples. We imagine in secularism,” he stated.
Gandhi had began his marketing campaign in Gujarat with a go to to the famend Dwarkadheesh temple in September.
The state goes to polls subsequent month on December 9 and 14.