Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dared Congress to fight the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections on development plank rather than mocking it.
Mr Modi said, the assembly election of Gujarat is a battle of development for BJP whereas it is a dynasty battle for Congress.
Addressing BJP workers at the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan held at Bhat Gam near capital Gandhinagar this evening, Mr Modi alleged that Congress hates the very concept of development and their election agenda is based on casteism, communalism and vote bank.
Mr Modi alleged that Congress always has a negative approach towards development of the state and they did not even complete Sardar Sarovar project.
The Prime Minister accused Congress of spreading lies and creating an atmosphere of pessimism. He also accused Congress of insulting and ignoring Gujarat and Gujaratis.
Assuring businessmen and trading community of Gujarat, Mr Modi said, GST is a completely new system being implemented for the first time in the country. He said, the Government is making all efforts to remove any discrepancy in implementing GST.
Lashing out at Congress for opposing GST, the Prime Minister said Congress is also one of the partners in GST as all the decisions taken regarding GST are taken by GST Council which comprises Chief Ministers of Congress-led states as well.
Mr Modi said, BJP is a party of workers and does not pursue dynasty politics. He said, on one side there are parties who thrive on dynasty and on the other there is an ideology based party.
Replying the questions raised by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi regarding development in Gujarat, BJP president Amit Shah said, Mr Gandhi has no right to ask questions about the development of Gujarat.
He said, the whole Gandhi family has failed to develop their constituency Amethi.
State Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on the occasion announced zero percent interest on farm loans up to 3 lakh rupees to 25 lakh farmers of the state. He said, the interest will be compensated both by central and state Government. Our correspondent says that the decision will put the burden of 700 crore rupees on state exchequer.