Modi uses tea-seller jibe to attack Gandhis
Stepping up his attack on the Nehru -Gandhi family, Narendra Modi on Friday said Rahul Gandhi was talking of changing the system when it was his father and grandmother who made it and allegedly distorted and misused it for their personal gains.
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate also responded to taunts that a tea-seller cannot become a Prime Minister, saying a ‘tea-seller is a better person than those who sell the country’. ‘Can country-sellers be rulers?,’ he asked.
‘The Shahzada (Rahul Gandhi) had come here and was talking about changing the system. In the first place, he should know that the system was made by his father ( Rajiv Gandhi), his grandmother ( Indira Gandhi) and great grandfather ( Jawaharlal Nehru) for 60 years during their rule.
‘It is they who made the system. It is they who distorted it and misused it for their personal gains. When they know that it is the time to go, they are talking about systems,’ Modi said addressing an election rally in this district in Chhattisgarh.
The Gujarat chief minister also slammed Sonia Gandhi for blaming the Raman Singh-led government in Chattisgarh for the spread of Naxalism in the state.
He said it was the Congress which repealed the anti-terror law created by the NDA regime and held her responsible for the spread of Naxalism and terrorism in the country.
‘Madam Soniaji, it is your party which repealed an anti-terror law given by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. It is you who have failed to check terrorism and Naxalism and then you come here and blame Raman Singh for this.... Wow, what a scene! You do sins and mistakes and blame us for them,’ he said.
The BJP leader sought an answer from the Congress government on the spread of Naxalism from ‘Pashupati (Nepal) to Tirupati’ in India.