Rahul Gandhi’s temple run is going on, but he is not aware that it’s not gonna work favour to him in any form. It won’t make any difference, everyone knows about these fake Hindu’s.
— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2017
Just days ahead of the second phase of polling in the Gujarat assembly elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has visited yet another temple in the state.
The second phase of polling, for 93 seats, will take place on December 14.
Rahul, who is soon expected to be elevated to the top post in his party, offered prayers at Shree Ranchhodji Temple at Kheda in Gujarat.
Interestingly, a crowd gathered outside the temple was heard chanting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name, as Gandhi exited the premises along with his supporters.
Modiji is the only leader of Independent India who has ripped apart the truth of the Nehru Gandhi family and Congress party. And this fact is pricking the Rahul Gandhi in these recent elections now.
— Congress (@INCIndia) December 10, 2017
Rahul was scheduled to address four rallies at Kheda, Banaskantha, Aravali and Gandhinagar as well offer prayers at another temple, Shamlaji Temple.
As the campaigning for the state elections intensified, Gandhi had in the past few months, offered prayers at several states in Gujarat.
Gandhi’s recent visit to Somnath temple had raised up a huge controversy after a photograph of the guest register purportedly showed his name written under the ‘non-Hindus’ column, leading to a war of words between the BJP and the Congress.
Over 68 per cent voting was recorded in what can be called an “eventful” first phase of voting in the Gujarat Assembly Elections held on Saturday.
While polling was carried out peacefully in all the constituencies, there were several reports of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) glitches.
However, the Election Commission, while addressing a press conference after the first phase of polling, rubbished all such rumours.
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Lengthy queues were observed across booths in Saurashtra and South Gujarat, none of the 1,000 registered voters in the village turned up to vote, confirmed officials.
Even as more than 68 per cent voter turnout marked the first phase of the polling in Gujarat assembly elections, zero voting was recorded in Gajadi village in Morbi district, as residents were fed up with water shortage issues.
The village, though situated in Tankara tehsil of Morbi, comes under Kalavad constituency of Jamnagar district.
The district administration said they tried their best to persuade villagers to vote.
“Villagers had announced a few months ago that they would refrain from voting. Their main grievance was about water supply. Though the village is being supplied water through a pipeline, they claimed it was not enough and demanded another pipeline,” said Morbi Collector and District Election Officer I K Patel.
“Even after the senior officials went to the village and urged them to cast vote. But no one turned up at the polling booth,” he added.
“When we told them there are plans to lay a new pipeline, villagers asked us to give the assurance on paper. As the model code of conduct was in place, it was not possible to give it in writing. Such an assurance on the day of polling would also set a wrong precedent,” the Collector added.