The Bharatiya Janata Party has been carrying out a political carpet bombing in Gujarat for nearly a month now, with party leaders attending rallies and giving the party a much-needed boost ahead of upcoming elections. At a rally in Ahmedabad, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke about Rahul Gandhi’s performance and said that the leader looks a lot like Saddam Hussain these days.
The leader also questioned Rahul Gandhi’s support for his party, asking why he was “invisible” in Gujarat ahead of the polls. Assam CM Sarma said, “He is invisible in Gujarat. He comes to the state as a visiting faculty… He also did not campaign in Himachal Pradesh. He only visits those places where there are no elections… Maybe because he is afraid is for defeat.”
The Assam Chief Minister also alleged that the Congress must have paid Bollywood stars to join Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo yatra, in an indirect reference to actors Pooja Bhatt and Amol Palekar who had joined the yatra.
Earlier in the day, at a public rally in Dhansura, Sarma called for tough laws to curb “love jihad,” pointing out that during interrogation Aaftab Ameen Poonawala, who is accused of killing his resident partner Shraddha Walkar in the Mehrauli region in Delhi had reportedly said that he only dated Hindu girls because they were emotional.
(with input from IANS)
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