Congress has fielded two batsmen, says Modi

first_imgAsserting that the Congress will be losing the Lok Sabha election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday claimed that the party has fielded “two batsmen” to defend the naamdar (dynast). In a veiled dig at Congress leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sam Pitroda, Mr. Modi said they were tasked by the party to take responsibility for its poor poll show. “One says hua to hua (it happened, so what) on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, while the other one, who has been behind the curtains after abusing me during the Gujarat elections, is attacking me again,” he said. While Mr. Pitroda faced the wrath of party president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks, Mr. Aiyar in an article raked up his controversial neech remark against Mr. Modi, saying his comments turned out to be prophetic.‘Live example’ Referring to the huge gathering at the meeting, Mr. Modi said that it was a “live example of what would happen on May 23”. “The Congress has understood this very well. That is why it has started preparing for the results. Now you will think, when the BJP-NDA is winning, what the Congress will prepare? Its preparation is uska thikra, party mein, kiske sir mein phode (on whose head the defeat should be thrust upon),” Mr. Modi said. “The Congress can’t say that they lost elections due to naamdar, which will be against the principles of vanshvad (dynasty). It was only after the fifth phase that the two nearest darbaris (courtiers) of the family started batting on their own,” he added. “They don’t have the courage to not take the field and play the match without asking the captain. There is an exodus in the Congress to become martyrs (take blame).” The Congress, Mr. Modi said, has proposed to do away with the sedition law, which would embolden terrorists, Naxalites and their supporters. “But the BJP will not allow that to happen. Our government attacked the terrorists in their den.” Warning the tribals against mahamilawati (adulterated) thoughts, Mr. Modi said his government was committed to the indigenous people. Two-time BJP MP Nishikant Dubey is contesting from Godda LS seat, under which Deoghar falls, and is facing Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) candidate Pradip Yadav.last_img

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