Gujarat chief minister, Vijay Rupani, said that the Congress party has no “credible” local leaders so it is relying on party vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, for campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections.
He also posed a series of questions to the Congress scion, who is currently touring the state, where assembly polls are due by the end of the year.
“His (Gandhi’s) visit (to Gujarat) is an admission that the Congress has no credible local leadership. Had they been strong and visible, he would not have had to come here,” Rupani told PTI on Tuesday.
“The Congress has no issues to raise and no (state) leader who could go to people and talk to them about important matters,” he added.
He was speaking in Anand in a function where the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) dairy excellence awards were presented.
The CM also asked the Congress leader to explain the reason for so many scams occurring during the Manmohan Singh government.
He blamed the Congress for unemployment in the country and maintained this was a result of “mismanagement” by the UPA government which was in power from 2004 to 2014.