Cong undermining mandate of people abroad, says Modi
THRISSUR: Taking a dig at senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal who attended an EVM 'hackathon' event in London earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that whoever goes to foreign soil to undermine the mandate of the people of India is answerable to the public.
Addressing a large Yuva Morcha rally in Kerala, the Prime Minister said the Congress and the Left parties have no respect for institutions, including the Election Commission and that their talk about democracy was the "biggest joke".
"Be it Congress or Communists; they have zero regard for any institution. For them every institution, the armed forces, police, CBI, the CAG, everybody is wrong, but they are right."
Referring to the recent hacker's press meet in London over the alleged hacking of EVMs in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he said, "The entire nation was amused to watch a press conference in London where India's democratic ethos was questioned. And who was spotted in the press conference? A top-most Congress leader."
Modi also referred to the political killings in Kerala and equated it with those in Maharashtra.
"Congress and Communists talking about democracy is the biggest joke. What is happening in some parts of Kerala.. political workers are killed just because their ideology is different from the Communists," he said.
The Prime Minister said this culture has now spread to Madhya Pradesh, where BJP workers were being attacked.
The Prime Minister, who was in Kerala for the second time this month, once again raked up the Sabarimala issue and alleged that the cultural ethos of the state was under attack from the ruling Communist party in the state.
He said that the state government has been disrespecting all aspects of Kerala's culture.
The Prime Minister also said that the opposition parties had only one agenda and that was to abuse him.
"All they (opposition) have is hatred towards Modi.
Their day begins with abusing Modi and ends with abusing Modi."