New Delhi, December 2: It was an interactive session with many innuendos and attacks, points and counterpoints between Congress' Raj Babbar and
BJP's Dharmendra Pradhan.
The discussion ignited on the issue of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's temple visits and the faith of Congress. It was intriguing that secular
stand of Congress was slipping with discussions on Rudraksh and Shiva.
Raj Babbar was seen holding his forte with confidence.
BJP's Dharmendra Pradhn said that these were trivial matters and BJP is basically concerned about the issues related to development.
Raj Babbar said that it is important to let bygones be bygones and discuss the issues related to the people of Gujarat.
The name of Sardar Vallabhai Patel was again raked in and Babbar made it clear that it was Mahatma Gandhi's decision to make Pandit Nehru the Prime Minister of India.
On Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls Raj Babbar said that it was a big defeat of BJP.
The victory or loss in Gujarat should be seen as the verdict of the the voters, nothing more nothing less. Framers and Dalit have been given a raw deal by the BJP, says Raj Babbar.
A new issue was raked in by the BJP on the issue of the royalty rights of Gujarat
Refering to the Gujarat Royalty, Dhamendra Prahan alleges that the UPA government from 2008-2014 did not release the Rs 8,000 crore and it was released only after the order was given by the court.
To this Raj Babbar questioned how this money was spent for the upliftment of the people of Gujarat.
Babbar said that double speak on corruption is exposed, despite Vyapam MP CM did not resign. Jignesh symbolizes youth, and it is for this reason that Congress is taking them along. It is not because of caste Unemployed youth has no caste, they all are just jobless.
Pradhan said, "Corruption was king during Congress rule . I challenge Congress to point out one corruption case under PM Modi. To punish Modi, Congress stopped Gujarat's royalty on oil and gas. If Rahul has guts he should tell Gujaratis why Rs 8000 cr royalty was stopped."
So angry are the people of Gujarat with Congress that thy will again make Congress sit in the Opposition, said Pradhan.
Babbar concluded the session by saying that the farmers, the youth, the women, the Dalit, the owntrodden are suffering an this time the BJP will get the bitter taste of defeat.
Gujarat is majorly seen as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf and elections here are a closely watched affair seen as a barometer of the PM’s
The elections in Gujarat have become furthermore interesting with the Patidars playing an important role in this time. What is adding to
the intense drama is the Congress lending out an olive branch to the PAAS and its pet cause. So though apparently it appears to be advantage
Congress, but this can be true only to some extent. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi are leaving no stone unturned and the verbal war is on a day-to-day basis.
Keeping all these points in mind your channel News24 organized a conclave in Ahmadabad on 2nd Dec 2017; aptly named ‘Manthan Gujarat’. News24 presented a package full of facts, drama and showdowns.