Sonia wants to keep Muslims poor, uneducated for votes: Narendra Modi

Continuing his tirade against the ruling Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday lambasted the grand old party on the issue of secularism.

Last Updated: May 03, 2014, 00:00 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Continuing his tirade against the ruling Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday lambasted the grand old party on the issue of secularism.

Addressing a "Bharat Vijay" rally via 3D technology, the BJP strongman said that his party will not work for Hindus or Muslims, but for all the citizens of India. “We cannot divide the nation like this,” Modi asserted.
Taking on the Congress over inflation, unemployment, the Gujarat Chief Minister said, “By singing secularism secularism you will not be able to escape on your promises to reduce the rising prices and provide employment to the youth.”

He further asked the Congress to rise above party and think about the nation.
Coming down hard at the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the BJP`s PM nominee said: “Sonia ji you want to keep Indian Muslims poor and uneducated only because of your votes.”

“Has your Government not received Kundu Committee Report. If you are concerned about Muslims please talk of Kundu Committee report,” Modi exhorted.

Heavily criticising the Congress president, the BJP leader accused her of bothering only about family not the nation. “You only belong to power and the chair. You do not belong to either a Hindu or Muslim.”

He further questioned the Congress on recent communal violences that happened during Ashok Gehlot government.

In an apparent reference to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Gujarat CM said, “I can understand the love of a Mother but it cannot sacrifice the interests of the nation.”

Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the BJP`s PM candidate said that PM may have talked 11,000 times, but the question is who is running the nation.

Modi concluded by saying that Congress and its allies have conceded defeat in the ongoing General Elections.