A question a day keeps Modi away: Rahul Gandhi questions PM’s silence on his Gujarat election ‘quiz’
December 9, 2017 | UPDATED 14:23 IST
As Gujarat votes in the first phase of its two-part Assembly election, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has some questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party.
Posting a message on Twitter, Rahul wondered why “vikas” was “missing” from PM Modi’s election speeches in Gujarat. He also asked why the Prime Minister had not responded to any of the ten questions Rahul has asked so far as part of his one-question-a-day campaign.
The Congress vice-president, who will be in PM Modi’s hometown of Vadnagar today, then went on to note how late the BJP had released its election manifesto, or ‘vision document’, as the party likes to call it.
“You did not release the manifesto until after campaigning for the first phase of election ended,” Rahul said, before ending with a stinging, “Toh kya, bhaashan hi shaasan hai? (So now, is your word the only law?)”
Rahul has been regularly using Twitter to attack the BJP and PM Modi, especially as campagining for the Gujarat election, the results of which are less than a fortnight away, kicked into high gear.
Over the past week-and-a-half, the Gandhi scion has been using the medium for his ‘one-question-a-day’ campaign. Rahul has posed uneasy questions on issues ranging from use of public money and education to women empowerment and state debt.
For Rahul Gandhi, the Gujarat election is a crucial one. The election comes just as the Congress party gets ready for a major transition at the top – long-time party president Sonia Gandhi is set to soon make way for her son to take over as Congress chief.
The transition is expected to be formally announced on December 19, just a day after results for the Gujarat election are announced.