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Anandiben not responsible for ‘Gujarat burning’, but Modi rule is: Rahul Gandhi

Patel had on Monday resigned as Gujarat chief minister

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Publish Date: Aug 2 2016 3:58PM | Updated Date: Aug 2 2016 3:58PM

Anandiben not responsible for ‘Gujarat burning’, but Modi rule is: Rahul Gandhi

 Hitting out at BJP on Tuesday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was being made a scapegoat as the ‘Gujarat burns’.

 
In a tweet, he said, “13 years of Modi rule, not 2 years of Anandiben are responsible for Gujarat burning. Sacrificing the scapegoat won’t save the BJP.” perhaps referring to 2017 Assembly polls in the state.
 
And he was not the only one to take a dig at the BJP top brass. Soon after her resignation, AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a way, tried to take credit for the political development.
 
“Anandi ji ka isthifa Gujarat mein  ‘AAP’ ke taji sein badthi lokpriyata ka nateeja hein. Bajpa Gujarat mein buri tarah se dari hui (Anandiben Patel’s resignation came because of the gaining popularity of AAP in Gujarat. BJP is frightened in Gujarat now,” Kejriwal tweeted.
 
Patel had on Monday sent her resignation to the party leadership.