Narendra Modi: Remove Congress from the map

Written by PTI | Jaisalmer/Sumerpur | Updated: Nov 30 2013, 03:39am hrs
Holding Congress responsible of making the life of common man painful, Narendra Modi today at a rally asked people to erase that party from the political map of the country.

"...if the country has to be kept united, Congress should be removed from the political map. Congress' departure will be the real tribute to Mahatama Gandhi," Narendra Modi said.

Accusing Congress of betraying the downtrodden sections, he challenged its claims of working for the welfare of the poor and said, "Congress leaders just humiliate the poor and do nothing for them...

"They enjoy talking about the poor, but do not take interest in their uplift," he said at BJP rallies in Sumerpur (Pali), Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, the home turf of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Today was the last day of campaigning for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly. Polling will be held on December 1 in 199 constituencies as voting in Churu has been postponed to December 13 following death of BSP candidate.

In Jaisalmer, Narendra Modi said, "Congress has spread the poison of casteism and comnunalism....had Congress done politics of development, youth of the country would not have to face unemployment."

Claiming a wave in BJP's favour, Narendra Modi said Congress will bite the dust and asked people to vote BJP to rid the country of Congress.

In Sumerpur (Pali), Narendra Modi accused Congress of working on divide and rule policy by creating rift among states over the issue of water distribution.

"There are confrontations among states over water sharing issue and this is all because of the Centre. Congress makes brothers, castes, communities and states fight against each other because it follows divide and rule policy," he said.

Narendra Modi blamed the Centre for not allocating adequate water to Rajasthan from Narmada river.

"It is the sin of Congress which has made your life painful," he said.

The Gujarat Chief Minister also said that the Congress-led UPA "worked for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in such a manner that both Seemandhra and Telangana regions are burning."

Asserting that BJP wants to do politics of development, he said, "Congress does not want to do anything in the name of development. It is just tossing sops with an eye on election."

In Jodhpur, Narendra Modi accused Congress of bad governance and appealed to people to support BJP for a bright future.

In a lighter vein, he said, "pehle matdaan, fir jalpaan" (first vote, then refreshments).