Further attacking the government on the issue of unemployment, Rahul giving the figures said that out of the 30000 people that enter the market every day in search for a job, the Modi led government is only able to provide jobs to 400.
Though state Congress leaders were thrilled with Hardik's response, AICC managers said there was no need to be excited and the situation needed to be watched. The minister said, "There have been many governments under many parties during 70 years of Indian freedom for we have been a sustained democracy".
In an apparent bid to drive a wedge between Swaraj and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul tweeted, "Sushmaji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments' great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs".
The 47-year-old Gandhi started the day by offering prayers at the popular Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka and promised "yuva rozgar, khedut adhikar", or jobs for the youth and rights to farmers, during interactions with the people in his journey.
The youth had trusted Modi when he promised two crore jobs, but that has not happened. This was a massive blow to our economy.
In a strategically designed tour programme, Gandhi was, on Monday, travelling across the Other Backward Classes (OBC) belt in the Devbhoomi Dwarka and Jamnagar districts of Gujarat. Gandhi also held talks with traders and small shopkeepers.
He said the youths of the country wanted work but were not getting opportunities. "They (businessmen) will get all the benefits, while you (farmers) will be jailed for not repaying loans", said Gandhi.
Speaking to reporters in Gujarat, Gandhi said, "What's happening in BHU is a matter of shame".
He headed straight to the temple from Mithapur airstrip accompanied by Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki and state party in-charge Ashok Gehlot.
A controversy also broke out when in 2014 October the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a low key affair instead the government celebrated birthday of Sardar Patel.
He will visit towns such as Dhrol and Tankara by road before reaching Rajkot.