Gujarat Polls: BJP Leaders Giving Provocative Speeches In Poll-Bound State, Says Cong President Kharge

DN Bureau

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday accused the senior leaders of the BJP of giving provocative speeches and thereby misleading the people. Read on for details:

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge (right)
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge (right)

Ahmedabad: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday accused the senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of giving provocative speeches in the poll-bound state and thereby misleading the people.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Kharge said, "This election has become important because BJP is doing false campaigning against the Congress and against Congress leaders. This election is the election of the people of Gujarat.

"Today I got to know that in this polls people of the state are taking decisions in favour of the Congress and BJP knows this and that is why BJP's national leaders are roaming in different wards. Even after 27 years of their rule, Prime Minister and Home Minister and 5 chief ministers are coming here and giving provocative speeches while misleading the people. There must be fear behind that," the Congress leader said.

"Instead of bringing change in the state, they (BJP) changed the CM, and three CMs were changed in six years. That means they (BJP government) haven't done any work in the state," he said.

The Assembly elections in Gujarat are scheduled to be held in two phases on 1 December and 5 December, whose results will be declared on 8 December.

In the 2017 Gujarat polls, the BJP won 99 seats out of a total of 182 seats. The party has been in power for the last 27 years.

However, it faces a stiff electoral challenge from the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has named Isudan Gadhvi its chief ministerial candidate.

The Congress also hopes to put its best electoral foot forward to unseat the BJP. (ANI)

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