Narendra Modi: Midnight raid, death of Arunachal boy a matter of shame

Written by PTI | Meerut | Updated: Feb 3 2014, 19:20pm hrs
Narendra ModiSome days back, women who had come from Africa were misbehaved with.: Narendra Modi (AP)
In a veiled attack on ruling Aam Admi Party in Delhi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said incidents like the raid on African women and death of an Arunachal boy in the national capital were a matter of shame for the country.

"Some days back, women who had come from Africa were misbehaved with. Whether it is misbehaviour with daughters from Manipur or the killing of a son from Arunachal, this doesn't cover us with glory," the BJP prime ministerial candidate said at a rally here.

He was apparently referring to the incident in South Delhi's Khirki extension where Law minister Somnath Bharti had asked police to conduct a raid alleging that a drug and prostitution racket was being run from there.

Taking on AAP, which is being seen as a potential spoiler for BJP in Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi said recent "humiliation" of the African women by its government in Delhi brought "disgrace" to India globally.

Citing the recent murder of an Arunachal Pradesh student "under the nose of Sonia Gandhi" and the reported beating of a Manipur girl in the capital, Narendra Modi said such incidents have dented the image of Delhi and India.

"In Delhi, one son of Arunachal was killed under your nose Sonia ji. It is a serious matter. I want to tell people in Delhi and country that you should be proud of people from Arunachal who have stood up to China... They greet each other saying 'jai hind'."

"We should see Delhi as a global city," he said. Delhi should be seen as a global city, Narendra Modi said, adding that big cities should have hostels for students from the north-east states.