The die has been cast with curtains being drawn over the cacophonic campaigning on December 12 for the crucial two-phase elections to the 182-member legislative assembly of the western Indian state of Gujarat, homeland of Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid fears of vote rigging.
According to senior Gujarat Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia, soft-spoken Rahul Gandhi struck a chord with youth, women, tribals, dalits, students, parents, professionals, traders, merchants and even backward castes. (Supplied)
RTI activist Roshan Shah that electronic voting machines can easily be controlled from a remote command center. (Supplied)
Rahul Gandhi’s whirlwind campaigning may help the Congress win the day. (Supplied)
The Congress in Gujarat is confident of a tectonic shift in its favor after Rahul Gandhi’s whistle-stop tours. (Supplied)
Modi, who has ruled Gujarat for 13 years, has addressed 35 public rallies in a desperate bid to retain the traditional bastion. (Supplied)