Modi, Vaghela take fast route to elections

Though the fasts have ended, the events have triggered frenetic political activity given the electoral battle next year. While ending his fast Vaghela clearly hinted at his party getting into the elction mode stating that the party could continue holding public rallies across the state to expose what he alleged was Modi’s misgovernance.

The chief minister on Monday, while breaking his fast, announced that he would sit on similar fasts every month in different districts of the state.

Vaghela hit out against the Modi’s fast again saying: “It was nothing but a mockery. It was not a fast but a festival.’’

The Congress’s three-day fast was without any senior party leader from Delhi unlike Modi’s event where senior party leaders even endorsed him as a prime minister material. But Vaghela was unfazed.

Common man’s fast

“Ours was a common man’s fast and we had not invited anyone. We didn’t want this to be turned into a political tamasha. The people are with us and that’s what is more important,’’ Vaghela said.

The party leaders maintained that the event, nonetheless, had given a momentum to the party cadres to get into election mode.

“We will give a befitting reply to Modi at the hustings. We have prepared a charge sheet against the Modi government and we will go to several districts of the state in the coming months to highlight the corrupt practices,’ said Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil.

Vaghela is expected to organise a public rally in Bhuj on February 28 to announce the launch of his election campaign. The political heat in the state is expected to go up further in the days to come.

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