Only Gandhi Family Grew Strong in 60 Years: Modi

Published: 23rd April 2014 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2014 09:47 PM   |  A+A-


A day after Priyanka Gandhi vowed to emerge stronger fighting the continued 'political' attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today took a dig at the Congress scion saying that her "family has been going strong" for the last 60 years and now its time to build a strong nation.     

"You say that we will become (Gandhi family) are going strong for the last 60 years," Modi said addressing a rally in Kalol town of Gandhinagar district in Gujarat.     

"But, the issue today is how to make our nation strong. When you want to make yourself strong, we (BJP) want to build a strong nation. For us, there is nothing supreme than the people's voice," said Modi without taking any names.      

Modi was apparently referring to Priyanka's statement that Opposition BJP was wrongly targeting her husband on his alleged inappropriate land deals, but the attack will make her strong.     

"When you watch TV, what do you see? Harsh words, humiliation of my family. A lot of things are said about my husband. I feel pained. I feel pained, not for myself, also not because you are humiliating somebody...the truth is not being told."    

"The more they try to humiliate, the more will be my determination to fight back, the more they try to work for my downfall, the stronger I will get up," Priyanka said yesterday in Rai Bareli.     

Modi accused Congress of diverting people's attentions from real issues, with wild allegations.     

"On every question we raised, they just levelled more allegations against me. When nothing worked, Congress leaders brought in the issue of misuse of CBI. I think that Congress has lost their ability to put up an issue-based fight," he said.     

The Gujarat Chief Minister also targeted other members of the Gandhi family and let the audience do the talking.  

He accused the 'mother-son' duo of 'looting' the nation.     

"Don't you think that after looting the nation, black money is stashed in foreign banks ?. Should we bring that money back ?" he asked to which the the audience replied in affirmative..." yes..yes".  

"Yesterday, Supreme Court lambasted the UPA government for not forming an SIT to bring that money back in India. I think that central government is hiding something from people," accused Modi referring to the court's observation on black money.      

He also accused the Centre of heaping injustice on Gujarat.     

"UPA government always did injustice to Gujarat. For last 7 years, Centre has been sitting on Narmada project file, making it difficult for us to bring Narmada waters to the parched region of the state", claimed Modi who is campaigning in Gujarat today where single phase elections will be held on April 30.      

Advani is contesting from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. 

Also Read:

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Congress Reflects Priyanka's Angst

HC to Hear Plea Seeking CBI Probe into Vadra's Land Deal 

Gandhis Are Under Siege, Says Jaitley 

Vadra Will be in Jail if NDA Comes to Power: Uma Bharti


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