Rajasthan`s growth rate has declined under Gehlot: Narendra Modi
With less than a week left for Rajasthan to go to polls, BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally at Khetri on Monday.
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Jaipur: With less than a week left for Rajasthan polls, BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally at Khetri on Monday.
Accusing the Rajasthan government for failing to develop the state, Modi said that under Vasundhara Raje`s rule the development rate in the state was 9 per cent which has now reduced to 4.9 per cent.
He further said, "We are exporting mangoes from Kutch. Things can be done but Congress does not believe in development. Central government suffers from policy paralysis and they have done nothing on the basis of which they can ask for votes."
While recalling the development model of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he said, "When we first conducted nuclear tests, the world imposed sanctions, but he was not scared as he was not weak. Moreover, he ignored the sanctions and conducted another test after two days. The world realised our strength."
Modi also mentioned Swami Vivekananda in his speech and said that he got late for the rally as he wanted to spend some time in the room in which Swamiji stayed during his visit to Khetri.
The Gujarat CM didn’t spare the opportunity to take jibes at Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Addressing the latter as `Shehzada`, he said, "Shehzada came on a motorcycle without telling the government when there was violence here."
Rajasthan polls are scheduled to be held on December 1.