Mahatma Gandhi wanted Congress `dissolved`, its our duty to fulfil his dream: Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 02:48

Zee Media Bureau

Chandigarh: Launching a blistering attack on the ruling Congress party, Bharatiya Janata Party`s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday called himself the future prime minister of the country.

Taking a pledge to defeat Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, Modi said, “Mahatma Gandhi wanted the Congress to get dissolved but the party didn`t even listen to him. It is our duty today to fulfil his dream."

Speaking at a rally here, the Gujarat chief minister said, “It feels I have returned home after a long time. It looks the future prime minister knows you better than the local representatives here."

“People of Chandigarh have seen Congress` lack of commitment to fight corruption. To end corruption in India, Congress must be uprooted,” Modi tweeted.

He also hit out at the UPA government for fielding tainted candidates like Pawan Kumar Bansal for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
`Why has Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was linked to railgate, been given ticket,` asked Modi.

In an apparent dig at former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Modi said that the Congress has fielded all ` Adarsh` leaders.

Further countering Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi`s `balloon jibe`, the Gujarat chief minister said, “You sprained every nerve to burst our balloon in Gujarat, but you couldn`t.”

Taking a dig Rahul calling Narendra Modi a `Chaiwala`, the BJP`s PM candidate said, “They are afraid of a tea-seller.”

Interacting with the crowd, he asked them to think why there is so much poverty in India in spite of Congress claiming that they have done enough to eradicate poverty.

“Congress says it thinks about the poor. Then why are so many poor people in India even after so many years?” he asked.

"Bad governance is like diabetes. It kills from the inside. We must strive for Surajya (good governance)," the Gujarat CM said.

He added, “They are only concerned about how to stop Modi, because they know where they will be after May 16.”

Assuring people to provide a good governance, Modi said, “NDA stands for good governance that benefits all sections of society. We will ensure that youth get quality education & ample opportunities.”

Modi also chose the occasion to urge people to vote for BJP while saying, “Had Vajpayee won in 2004, the One Rank One Pension problem wouldn`t have persisted.”



First Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 20:52

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