Ral­ly­ing Point

India Today - - BATTLE FOR 2014 -

Dur­ing Rahul Gandhi’s two-day As­sam visit, the state Congress made ev­ery at­tempt to counter the im­pact of Naren­dra Modi’s ral­lies held ear­lier in Fe­bru­ary. While Modi had in­voked God­dess Ka­makhya in his speeches, a hur­ried trip to the Ka­makhya tem­ple in Guwahati was in­cluded in the itin­er­ary of the Congress vice-pres­i­dent at the last mo­ment. And even though Rahul didn’t men­tion the names of war leg­ends La­chit Bor­phukan and Chi­la­rai, un­like Modi, state Chief Min­is­ter Tarun Go­goi said he saw the qual­i­ties of the two As­samese icons in Rahul.

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