Rahul Gandhi invokes Mahabharata, aims for fish eye in Gujarat

Rahul Gandhi invokes Mahabharata, aims for fish eye in Gujarat

Gujarat Assembly elections came up for discussion at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday with Rahul Gandhi insisting that the party should maintain campaign focus on economic issues and not get distracted by matters such as the Padmavati controversy.

Taking a leaf from the Mahabharata, Rahul drew the analogy from Draupadi swayamwara wherein warrior Arjun had his focus only on the eye of the fish, which had to be pierced by an arrow to win over the maiden.

"We should not let the focus go from the eye of the fish (machli ki aankh ka nishana mat chhodna)," Rahul quipped during a brief discussion on Gujarat elections.

The Congress campaign in Gujarat has focussed on development issues, unemployment and the impact of demonetisation and the "faulty" implementation of GST.

In her opening remarks, Congress President Sonia Gandhi noted that Rahul and many party leaders were working hard for a positive result in Gujarat. "Let us do our best to prove that people are not fooled and that they will make the right decision and defeat the present dispensation there," Sonia said, addressing the CWC.

The CWC also adopted a resolution condoling the death of veteran leader Makhan Lal Fotedar.

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