Cong, NGOs running one-point programme to stop me: Modi
Narendra Modi on Friday accused Congress of joining hands with NGOs to run a one-point programme to stop him from coming to power but said they will fail due to the ‘hurricane’ of support for BJP.
‘Normally, political opponents get together to remove the ruling party but it is for the first time that the ruling party in association with NGOs and others has run a one-point programme not to save the government or form the government but only to stop Modi from coming to power,’ he said at a rally here.
Attacking Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP leader said, ‘This government run by mother-son has destroyed the country’ and claimed the Congress will be decimated in the election.
‘This election can’t save the government at Delhi..... No one can save it, but now Congress has changed its strategy in last 10 days after it came to know that it is not possible to repeat its performance again. Now they have decided to create obstacles to stop Modi from coming to power at the centre.’
Exuding confidence that BJP-led NDA will form the next government, he said, ‘There is hurricane ( of support in favour of BJP) and Congress leaders are aware where they will go after May 16 (date of announcement of results)’.
‘Congress leaders are shivering,’ he said adding that he was confident that Congress and UPA will even fail to open account in many states and their tally will be restricted to single digit in all states.
Hinting at a possible key position for Arun Jaitley in the government if NDA comes to power, Narendra Modi on Friday said the senior BJP leader will be an asset not only to the Centre but also to the Akali Dal-led government in Punjab.
‘Arun Jaitley will be of great help to our government in Delhi ... If he (Jaitley) comes, it will benefit the Badal government,’ the BJP prime ministerial candidate said while addressing his fifth rally in Punjab.
Khanna is pitted against Punjab Congress President Pratap Singh Bajwa, the sitting MP from Gurdaspur.
In India’s 60 years of history, there has not been such a ‘bad, corrupt and defamed government’, Modi alleged.
He tried to woo the farmers of Punjab, which is the leading agrarian state, by promising that if NDA comes to power, it will ensure remunerative prices to them by ‘adding 50 per cent profit into the input cost’.
Meanwhile, dismayed over repeatedly questioning the ‘Gujarat model’ by the Congress, the BJP on Friday has launched a counter-attack against Priyanka Gandhi and asked her to explain her husband Robert Vadra’s model of development.
Senior party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Priyanka of shielding her husband by attacking its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ‘She should first elaborate on Robert’s development model before questioning the Gujarat model,’ he said.