PM Narendra Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on birthday

Gujarat not even mentioned’ Former Pakistan minister who attended Mani Shankar Aiyar’s dinner

Questioning the delay by the ruling party in publishing its manifesto - which it eventually did this evening - Gandhi attacked Modi over his statement that the BJP was going to stay in power in Gujarat for 100 years. "I pray for her long life and good health", tweeted Mr Modi.

"Modi-ji will also not talk about (BJP president) Amit Shah's son Jay Shah's corruption or about Rafale fighter jet deal". He added that the people of Gujarat will punish the Congress for their politics.

She married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and several former chief ministers and officer bearers of Congress also greeted Mrs Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi had no knowledge or idea about the people's problem and challenges in the state, the BJP leader said."Where is the Congress in these elections".

"I want to tell all Congress leaders who are abusing me, mocking my poor family, asking who my parents are".

Celebrations outside 10 Janpath on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's birthday. Is that why they hate me?

"When I became the PM, Aiyar said while on a visit to Pakistan that India-Pakistan relations couldn't be improved unless I was removed from the scene".

Sonia's birthday is coinciding with the first phase of Gujarat Assembly Polls which got underway on Saturday.

Gandhi yesterday addressed a campaign meeting in Anand town in central Gujarat which is historically associated with Patel, a stalwart of freedom struggle and the country's first home minister.

Further he said, "Imran Masood, who they gave a ticket to, he said we will cut Modi into pieces.Renuka Chowdhury called me a virus. Everything... The Congress party has nothing but the truth of Gujarat".

"The RSS-BJP have always been with you through thick and thin, " said Modi.

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