ITANAGAR, March 31 – BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while launching a scathing attack on Congress party for inflation, corruption in the country, urged the people to make India free from the Congress’s “misrule” and sever ties with all those who had betrayed them. He also came down heavily upon the culture of horse-trading allegedly propagated by the Congress and called for ending it for the nation’s progress.
Addressing a massive rally at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar today, Modi said that he will do the works in just 60 months what the Congress could not do in last 60 years. “Give me 60 months I will do the wonders which the Congress could not do in last 60 years. I will change your fortunes.”
Describing the Congress’s recently launched “Ghoshna Patra” (manifesto) as “Dhokha Patra”, he stated that the people of India knew everything and now the false promises of the Congress had been exposed. He urged the people to sever ties with all those who had betrayed them, and urged them to vote for BJP in 2014 elections.
Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s call for disbanding of the Congress after country’s freedom, Modi stated that the Congress did not believe Bapu, but “we will fulfill Bapu’s dream”.
He said that the 2014 election was about the Parliament and hence required the Congress party to give an account of the work done by them.
He said, “Arrogance of Congress is sky high and so they don’t answer. Forget their answers, Congress is asking us the questions. You are running the government, ruining the nation and then asking for reply from us! We need to understand these games of the Congress.”
Further attacking the Congress’ insensitive approach at dealing with emotions of the people, Modi questioned Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s unkind words during her address in Assam’s Lakhimpur yesterday where she did not bother to express grief over the killing of the Arunachal student Nido Tania in Delhi.
He stated that Sonia Gandhi, who questions the Opposition on their patriotism stance, should instead reply on how the Italian marines who killed two Indian fishermen were allowed to leave.
“Please don’t question the Desh Bhakti of people. We don’t need certificates from you. When Italian marines killed our fishermen who in Delhi allowed the marines to leave Delhi? Who gave them that chance? It was the Supreme Court who got involved. Had it not asked for answers then the marines wouldn’t have returned. Please tell us in what jail are the marines in? They should be in jail but where are they please tell us,” said Modi.
Referring to the culture of horse-trading propagated by the Congress, Modi said, “We have heard of ‘Sabzi Mandi’, but here in Arunachal we see the ‘Mandi of MLAs’. These games must end because till these games go on, the future of Arunachal’s youth cannot change.”
Going deep into the serious matter, he said, “Elections are fought on democratic spirits. But it’s not good to compel other (opposition nominee) to withdraw from the race for State Assembly by using money and muscle power.”
Without naming China and its policy on expansionism, Modi said Arunachal is the nation’s sentinel and its citizens are valiantly safeguarding the nation.
He also said that Arunachal has tremendous scope for tourism. “If people can go to New Zealand for film shooting why not here in Arunachal, which boast of lofty hills, beautiful landscape and serene environment.”