Last updated: Nov 24, 2022, 2:53 PM IST
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday over his attack on the party during the Gujarat campaign, saying that instead of cursing the congress, he should speak out about the BJP’s “misrule” in the state.
Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday had tried to corner the Congress for not supporting a tribal woman, Droupadi Murmu, in the presidential poll. He had also lashed out at the opposition party, accusing it of involvement in vote bank politics, cronyism, sectarianism and supporting “anti-social elements” during its rule in Gujarat.
Kharge hit back at the prime minister, saying in a tweet in Hindi: “Narendra Modi ji, instead of cursing the Congress, speak of the BJP’s misrule!” “Why was the future of Gujarat’s children spoiled? Why Gujarat ranks 29th among 30 states among malnourished and underweight children? Why is it ranked 19th in infant mortality?” he said.
Gujarat demands answers on accountability for the past 27 years, the congress chairman said.
The vote to elect a new 182-member Gujarat Assembly will take place in two stages – December 1 (89 seats) and December 5 (93 seats) – with ballots counted on December 8.
A total of 1,621 candidates competed for the 182 seats.
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