Gujarat election 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.
Gujarat election 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. At a rally in Dharampur, Modi said targeted Sibal for allegedly claiming that the former would go to jail after 2007 Assembly elections in the state after Congress’ victory. However, riding on Modi wave, BJP had won polls that year by a huge margin. “Congress has a very able lawyer in Kapil Sibal. He is always handling all the indefensible and wrong matters. In 2007 he came to Viramgam and said after the results are out Modi will be in Jail. He was very powerful in that government,” Modi said.
Modi also attacked Congress for elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party president through an allegedly rigged election process. Modi said, “I congratulate the Congress on their ‘Aurangzeb Raj.’ For us, the wellbeing of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command.” He said this while referring to a reported statement of Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar. “Mani Shankar Aiyar, who never shies away from showing loyalty to one family, proudly said when Shahjahan came in place of Jahangir then was there any election? Was there an election when Aurangzeb came in place of Shahjahan? It was already known that only the child of the king will occupy the seat of power.”
The prime minister further attacked, Congress’ changed election strategy: “Why has the Congress stopped saying BJP is anti-Muslim? Earlier, they would go out of the way to show their secularism but now we are all seeing what they are doing in this election, where they are going. Unfortunately for them, Muslims know their real nature,” Modi said.
Attacking Congress’ opposition to OBC commission, Modi said, Why did the Congress not give Constitutional Status to the OBC Commission? We got a bill but when we did so, they stalled it in the Rajya Sabha. This anti-OBC Congress should be severely punished by the people.”
“I fail to understand why is the Congress once again doing what it always did in the past- divide people, be it on caste lines, communal lines, between villages and cities. Congress has learnt ‘divide and rule’ from our colonial rulers rather well,” he added.