Difficult for Congress to come back to power: Narendra Modi at Pune rally

Last Updated: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 00:50

Zee Media Bureau

Pune: Once again while hitting out at the ruling Congress Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said there is an anti-Congress wave in the country.

Addressing a mass crowd here the Gujarat Chief Minister said, "There is an anti-Congress wave in the country."

Accusing the Congress of being `arrogant`, he said that it would be difficult for the party to come back to power in the 2014 General Elections as there were winds of change blowing across the country.

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For the upcoming 2014 General Elections, Narendra Modi also urged the voters to support his party and give it a chance to form the government at the Centre.

"The time has come for the voters to decide if the BJP should be given a chance to form government at the Centre," Modi said.
Targeting the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi`s comments that after the assassination of his grandmother and father there are warnings that he too could be killed, Modi said, "I will live for you and if need be, I will die for you."

Modi cornered the Congress party a day after he put the foundation stone for the `Statue of Unity` in Narmada district along with BJP veteran leader LK Advani in Ahmedabad.

Addressing the supporters today, Modi said, it is your blessings and path of truth that I am standing in front of you, otherwise the Congress is trying everything to book me."

"Those who make false promises have no right to stay in power. They had promised to control prices in 100 days - did prices come down? They went up," Modi said while addressing the rally.

"Those who went back on their promises must be taught a lesson," he added.

The Gujarat Chief Minister further charged the Congress Party of carrying out a one -point agenda against him for the past 12 years.

"I am standing in front of you today with god`s blessings, the people`s wishes and the strength of truth," said Modi.

"They wanted the CBI to fix Modi, but now the CBI seems to have failed. And I don`t know what they will do next," he added.

Modi claimed that inflation was under control in the country under the BJP-led governments at the Centre.

"In this country, Morarji Desai was the Prime Minister and BJP or Jan Sangh was a main partner. And there was Atalji`s regime. These are the only two periods where inflation was under control," said Modi.

"Whenever there was a Congress or Congress-supported government, the people had to face inflation. Shouldn`t a government in a democracy be answerable to the people?" he asked.

Modi said the Congress is so arrogant that it is not willing to answer the media.

"They keep making allegations, it has become fashionable," Modi said.

"Manmohan Singh is the PM but they want answers from Modi. They are more bothered with what I did," he added.

Modi promised that after coming to power the BJP will give its governance report card to the people of the country every year.

"I promise the people of India that when they vote for the BJP in 2014, we will present a summary of what we`ve done every year, not after 5 years," he said.

Later, Modi inaugurated the new wing of the Dinanath Mangeshkar Super speciality Hospital in the presence of melody queen Lata Mangeshkar.

Tight security arrangements had been put in place for Modi`s rally here today against the backdrop of Sunday`s serial blasts in Patna.

Six people were killed and 83 injured in the low intensity blasts that rocked Patna between 9.30 am and 12.45 pm on Sunday shortly before Modi`s address to a `Hunkar rally` in Gandhi Maidan.



First Published: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 17:23

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