'Lie Hard': Rahul indulging in cheap barbs, says BJP

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses the media during the winter session at Parliament House in New Delhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Gujarat on Saturday, the first time after the assembly polls results were announced in the state on Monday. Sonia Gandhi arrived a little before Rahul for the meeting and was accorded a warm reception by the committee members.

On November 29, a massive controversy erupted after Rahul Gandhi's name was allegedly mentioned in the non-Hindu visitor book of the Somnath temple.

After the decision on one of the biggest corruption scandals which took place during Manmohan Singh's government, the 47-year-old Congress chief said, "You all know the truth now about 2G, the truth is in front of you". Any other image being circulated is fabricated.

The BJP targeted Rahul over his temple visits and termed it as a political move to woo Hindu votes.

Congress officials said that Gandhi will visit Somnath Temple in Gir Somnath district of Saurashtra at 10:30 am before coming to Ahmedabad for the review.

On December 12, Prime Minister Modi and Rahul Gandhi visited temples in Gujarat with the twin goal of seeking blessings and wooing voters. The Congress put up a credible performance by winning 77 out of 182 seats, its best performance in the state in the past several elections while restricting the BJP's tally to 99.

Lunawada MLA Ratansinh Rathod wrote to Gujarat Governor O P Kohli declaring his support to the BJP and also came to BJP headquarters here to participate in the meeting of its newly elected MLAs to elect their leader.

Post elections, the Gujarat Congress organised a three-day conclave, to be concluded on Saturday, to discuss the results and other issues, media reported.

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