New Delhi, Dec 8: A day before the first phase of polling on December 9 of the crucial Gujarat Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its Sankalp Patra (vision document) on Friday. Releasing the vision document at party headquarters in New Delhi, senior party leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the BJP has transformed Gujarat into one of the most developed states of the country and would continue the success story.
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Jaitley said Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, witnessed a growth rate of 10% among the large states in the last five years and added that the state’s GSDP growth is the highest in the country. “Only one large state has maintained double-digit growth over last five years and that is Gujarat,” he said.
Accusing the Congress of misleading the people of Gujarat by promising a separate quota in jobs for Patidar community, Jaitley said the Opposition party’s vision for Gujarat was practically impossible.
“Congress’s vision for Gujarat is based on constitutional impossibility and financial improbability,” he said.
The BJP vision document for Gujarat was released just hours after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the party, saying that by not coming out with its manifesto for poll-bound Gujarat it has shown “unbelievable disrespect” to the people of the state.
“The BJP has shown unbelievable disrespect towards the people of Gujarat. The campaign is over and STILL no mention of a manifesto for the people, no vision and no ideas presented for Gujarat’s future,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
Congress had on Monday released its election manifesto for the Assembly polls promising reservation in education and jobs for Patidars and other general category castes without disturbing the current 49 per cent reservation for SC, ST and OBC.
Polling for 89 assembly constituencies in the phase one will be held on December 9. The second phase voting will be held on December 14.