Last month, Rahul Gandhi had lashed out at the Modi government, calling the Goods and Services Tax 'Gabbar Singh Tax', meant to extort money from people.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi fears the transformed image of Rahul Gandhi due to which the BJP is raking up issues such as Bofors against the Gandhi family to defame them," Pawar alleged while interacting with party workers at Chandrapur in east Maharashtra.
Confirming the development, sources in the BJP said the script of the advertisement did not link the word to any individual.
“Rozgaar (employment) aur naukri (jobs) do bohot alag cheezein hain,” Shah said during Network18's 'Agenda Gujarat' event. Elaborating on this point, the BJP party president said that thinking that all Indians would someday get jobs was not a practical thought.
A member of the screening committee has said that ex-MLAs, ex-MPs and ex-ministers are also vying for a ticket.
"Rahul Gandhi is a failed player in politics. Congress leaders themselves have started commenting on him that wherever he becomes more active, the party has to face defeat," the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.
Rejecting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's demand for a single rate of tax, he said there is scope for further rationalisation of rate but the course will be decided by revenues that accrue from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was implemented from July this year.
Gandhi gave a new twist to a couplet from a song in the 1978 film "Gaman", which looked at life in a city, and without naming Modi, indirectly referred to government inaction on pollution.
Gandhi said he had a small team, which managed his Twitter handle.
Rahul Gandhi, who has been spearheading an aggressive campaign against the BJP, had said he would not rest till the five-slab 'Gabbar Singh Tax' was converted into the 'Goods and Services Tax' with an 18% cap.
With the political spat between the parties open to retweets, data shows that Rahul Gandhi has suddenly gained more popularity than PM Narendra Modi on the forum.
Speaking during his poll campaign tour of Gujarat, he claimed that the share market regulator has termed Rupani "beimaan" (dishonest) and imposed fine on him.
Akshardham temple belongs to the Swaminarayan sect, which has a huge following among the Patel community, and the Congress is trying to woo the community ahead of the Assembly elections
"A lot of fun was being made of Rahul Gandhi by those in power. But today, the reverse is happening. People are accepting him now and huge crowds can be seen at his rallies," Pawar told reporters here.
Referring to allegations against BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay Shah and NSA Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval, Gandhi said the case involving Rupani's entity belonged to the series of irregularities. Both Jay Shah and Shaurya Doval have denied the allegations against them.
Gandhi interacted with industry representatives and workers at Nirman Industries' loom factory in Katargam industrial development area after he arrived in the Surat city of the poll-bound Gujarat.
Rahul Gandhi is a "manufacturer of tragedy". The Congress has become "incorrect news Congress" and the "biggest source of false news", the BJP chief said.
"The Congress is synonymous with blackmoney, corruption and scams," the Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister alleged while talking to reporters here this evening.
Gandhi, however, said he was willing to listen to the problems faced by people, and make efforts to solve them.
On Gandhi's another demand for bringing fuel under the ambit of the GST, a move which he claimed will make petrol and diesel cheaper, Goyal said if the Congress supports such a course at the GST Council, the government is willing to "move forward" in that direction.
"Modi's reforms have robbed India of its economic prowess," he alleged in an article in 'Financial Times' that said demonetisation has wiped out 2 percent of GDP and "ruined" the lives of millions of workers.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will today participate in a candle-light vigil as part of the Opposition parties' "Black Day" protest in Surat, the textile and diamond capital of the country.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today asked the Narendra Modi government to stop delivering "hollow" speeches and quit if it was unable to stop prices from rising and give jobs to the people.
The BJP president claimed that the condition of farmers has improved under the BJP rule and 25 lakh youths in Gujarat have got jobs under the Centre's MUDRA scheme.
Mewani stopped short of pledging support to the Congress.