Rahul Gandhi in Savli, Vadodara. 

Rahul Vows to “Change the Political Discourse” as Cong President

Rahul Gandhi has vowed to “change the nature of the political discourse” of the Congress after he takes over the reins of the party later this month. Addressing his first press conference in poll-bound Gujarat on Tuesday, 12 December as the party’s president-elect, he said that he would also focus on strengthening it.

The political discourse has turned ugly and nasty. There is too much aggression. I wish to spread the ideology of the party and the way we work in the entire country.
Rahul Gandhi in Ahmedabad

The Congress leader, while speaking about his “political opponent” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said:

Modiji can speak ill of me in whichever manner he desires, but as Congress President, I refrain from disrespecting our Prime Minister.

PM Modi No Longer Talks About Corruption: Rahul

During his address, Rahul Gandhi also alleged that the BJP has carried out “one-sided development” in the state while the Congress has created a “robust vision”.

We created a robust vision for the state. Modiji has done one-sided development… In his last few rallies, he has been talking either about himself, or only the Congress. He used to talk about corruption. But ever since the reports on the Jay Shah case and the Rafale deals came up, he stopped talking about corruption. He doesn’t talk about farmers and education.
Rahul Gandhi

The Congress would sweep the Gujarat polls, Gandhi added.

Gujarat will go to polls in its second and final phase on 14 December. Tuesday, 12 December, marks the end of the high-voltage campaigning in the state, spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and newly-minted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.