Latching on to the `Vikas Gando Thayo Che (Development has gone crazy)' meme, Rahul imitated none other than Narendra Modi himself when he went all out interactive and questioned, "Yeh Vikas ko kya ho gaya hai?' eliciting "Vikas has gone mad" response from the people at his public meeting in Santram Temple in Nadiad. "BJP has sent Vikas to the mental hospital. We will have to pull Vikas out of the hospital", said Gandhi.
In the first leg of his travels, Gandhi deployed "soft Hindutva", he started his tour from Dwarka, where he visited the Dwarkadhish temple, Chotila temple, Khodaldham in Kagvad, Jalaram Bapa temple in Virpur, and Dasi Jivan temple near Jasdan. He focused on wooing farmers, traders, and those affiliated to religious and social organizations. On Monday, in a bid to attract the Patidar votebank, Gandhi paid his respects at Sardar Patel birthplace in Nadiad. Continuing with the trend of peddling soft-Hindutva, Gandhi made diligent stops at temples, namely the Santram Temple in Nadiad, Ranchodrai Mandir in Petlad and Baba Ramdevji Maharaj temple in Nadiad.