"Rahul Gandhi, whose party has ruled the country for 60 years, is asking for the report card of the three-year Modi government", Shah said during a rally aimed at playing up Union minister Smriti Irani's work for the constituency. He said Jay Shah must have the skills to make his company make a huge profit in just one year and it would be better still if these skills are also taught to the new entrepreneurs the Modi government is promoting to establish own start-ups.
Irani also took a dig at Samajwadi Party. But this factory was soon shut down, and the same land was taken over by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, which is not even involved in the commercial activities.
Ms Irani, who contested against Rahul Gandhi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, also alleged that: "The Nehru-Gandhi family, which was pressuring banks to give loans to Vijay Mallya in return of airline upgrades is now questioning others". "Please say something", he tweeted. The people of Gujarat know the development work in Gujarat, you should look at Amethi and the lack of development.
Commenting on the presence of women leaders in the Congress, Rahul said, "Why are there no women in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)?"
Irani objects Amethi being considered as a Gandhi bastion.
"He had cut the ribbon of relay transmitter and now questions why we are making FM station in Amethi. But tell the nation that the first TV unit is being installed in a hospital only when BJP came to power", Irani said.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to Gujara, which is a few months away from the state assembly election. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Mehta had sought Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's permission to appear for Jay and the approval was immediately granted.
"I want to ask Rahul: You have been an MP for so long".
Congress leader Anand Sharma held a press conference in the national capital and asked why Temple Enterprises, a firm owned by Jay Shah, shut down four weeks before the November 8 demonetisation.