NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a poll rally in Gujarat's Netrang on Wednesday as the campaign for the first-phase Gujarat Assembly elections came to an end today.
Addressing his last election rally of the day in Netrang, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharply attacked the Congress party as he said, "Congress feels only one family won India freedom. They forget the contribution of the tribal communities to India’s freedom struggle."
"They call us a Government of the rich. It is the blessings of the poor that make us rich. Our asset is the hard work of the poor. Our Government worked for tribal welfare, ensured better education, healthcare," PM Modi said.
"This part of Gujarat is special for me. When I took over as CM, people told me school dropout rates in this part are high. On hearing that I decided that come what may, we will get more children to school and we will ensure there are no dropouts," PM said as he addressed his last rally for the day.
Prime Minister Modi has been on a campaign trail in the state in the run-up to the state assembly elections.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi addressed public rallies in Dhandhuka and Dahod in the state.
Cyclone Ockhi was expected to make landfall near the state capital Surat by Tuesday midnight; however, it gradually weakened. The Indian Meteorological Department had made a prediction in this regard.
PM Modi's Surat rally, which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed by a day.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi too cancelled his meetings for the day due to bad weather conditions. However, he did attend a rally in Anjar.