Launching a scathing attack Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that he should give up the hope of winning the Gujarat Assembly polls, news agency ANI reported.
The minister’s remarks came after Gandhi criticised the Goods and Services tax (GST) implemented by the Centre.
"Rahul is an MP from Amethi Lok Sabha Constituency for the last 13 years and Gandhi-Nehru has ruled the Amethi Constituency for 50 years. He should be worried about the fact that in the Uttar Pradesh elections last year, the Congress could not win a single seat out of his five Vidhan Sabha seats," Irani said while speaking to ANI.
"So someone who could not win his five Vidhan Sabha seats, should stop dreaming about winning Gujarat elections. We and the people of Gujarat will not let this dream come true,” she added.
Last month, attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over GST, note ban, farm policies and 'Gujarat model' of development, Rahul Gandhi voiced confidence about winning the upcoming Assembly elections, claiming there is a strong undercurrent in favour of Congress in Gujarat.
Talking to journalists on arrival in Jamnagar for a road show on the first day of his three-day tour of Gujarat, Gandhi said people are regretting having voted for the BJP.
"There is a strong undercurrent in favour of Congress in Gujarat. People want change and Congress will definitely come to power this time. People of Gujarat are unhappy with the ruling party as they feel cheated after giving their votes to the BJP," said Gandhi, adding that Congress will help Gujarat develop.
(With PTI inputs)