She asked the Modi-led government, “why the promise of building 50 lakh houses is being made only at the time of elections. Why it was not done earlier”. Ms Gandhi said that there is lack of healthcare and education facilities in the state. She claimed that 45% children in the state are malnourished and there is huge joblessness.
Taking a dig at the law and order situation, Ms Gandhi said: "It is so poor that women are not safe in the state." While addressing her first election rally near Gorsamba village in Surat district she said that if voted to power the congress will bring in radical changes in the state. She criticized Modi-led government and said that the promises made by the BJP government are false and hollow.
Ms Gandhi said that BJP has ignored the welfare of tribal population, however, the Congress has always taken care of the tribal people. She said that unlike BJP her party treats all people equally.