Cong plans to expose Modi's development claims

The opposition Congress is trying its best to topple Narendra Modi. Despite pollsters suggesting yet another clean sweep for the Chief Minister, the Congress is still hoping that its new strategy of leaving Modi alone and instead exposing his “developmental façade” would swing the moment back in its favour.

It believes strongly that the message could be more effectively given in audio-visual form.
As part of its campaign material, the party has come out with a CD in which it seeks to reach out to what it says `common innocent’  with a subtle message they are being taken for a ride by the BJP government in the name of development.

Issues like non-availability of affordable housing, for instance, seem to have struck a chord with the ordinary people.

Titled Gandhi Navu Gujarat (Mahatma Gandhi’s Gujarat), the CD has three songs uncho uthavo haath (raise your hands), bholu Gujarat (innocent Gujarat) and ma gurjari no haath (mother Gujarat ).

While the first song features the party’s symbol hand, the second tries to corner the BJP on governance and development issues, besides growing unemployment in the state. The video shows people of Gujarat with blind-folds and they remove it only in the end and are seen rushing toward the Congress.

The third song is based on a poem by famous Gujarati poet Narmad, who had penned it even before the Congress came into existence.

“The central theme of our campaign is that we want to build a new Gujarat and not criticise an individual,” said Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi.

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