Rahul Gandhi takes helm of India's Congress party

Rahul Gandhi takes helm of India's Congress party

"The list is long", tweeted Gandhi, while referring to the alleged scams related to the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, power companies, the metro project and Jay Shah, the son of BJP president Amit Shah. Rahul was on campaign trail when the Central Election Authority of the Congress declared him elected unopposed as the president of the party on Monday.

Addressing three rallies in Patan, Nadiad, Modi sought to up the ante in the poll battle against the Congress a day after levelling allegations of Opposition leaders conniving with Pakistan to interfere in the Gujarat elections.

"It is for the first time in an election that Modiji has not spoken about corruption, about farmers".

Rahul Gandhi led fierce campaign for Congress in Gujarat Rahul Gandhi has led his party's aggressive bid to win Gujarat after 22 years of BJP rule, attacking PM Modi and the BJP over mega economic policies notes ban and GST.

He said the elections are won on a consistent narrative and the Congress as a party kept its narrative intact throughout Gujarat poll campaign which the ruling BJP failed to do.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Modi urged people "to vote for the BJP in record numbers".

The second phase of polling in the state will be held on Thursday and counting will be held on December 18.

For Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi the day began with a visit to Jagannath Temple. "I am at the service of Gujarat", Rahul said.

"They (BJP) are not scared of Rahul Gandhi, they are scared of the voice of the people of Gujarat". "He also shouted at me when I asked him about a separate ministry for OBCs", he claimed. It will be formed on the basis of what the people of Gujarat want. "The BJP government only gives loans to affluent industrialist", he said. "I will help in its formulation, but Gujarat's vision will be based on the wishes of people". But Modiji spoke about Manmohan Singh, it is not acceptable. When Mani Shanker Aiyar used such language, I made a decision to take action against him.