Stating that that the results of the 2014 general elections were a foregone conclusion, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said the only question that remained was the number of seats the party would get. “The day the elections were announced, the results too were decided on that day. The
UPA Government is going to be ousted. We (the BJP) are winning on the basis of the votes that have been polled till now.”
“Now, the only question is how strongly we are going to be represented at the Centre when our government is formed. I need all the 29 Kamals (referring to the 29 Parliamentary seats in the state) here. Give me 300 BJP MPs to run a strong government,” he told an election rally in Betul (an ST reserved seat)190 km from here. The BJP has fielded its sitting MP Jyoti Dhurve from Betul.
Lashing out at the Congress, Modi said the Congress was full of clever people, who had corruption ingrained in them. “Unka charitra aur khoon mai bhrastachar hai (Their character and blood has corruption). The last 10 years have damaged the country very much. A new book (referring to former adviser to the PM, Sanjaya Baru’s The Accidental Prime Minister) has confirmed that that government was not being run by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but by maa-bete (mother and son),” he said.
Modi, who has been accused by his rivals of making factually incorrect statements, made another such statement while attacking the Congress over its alleged role in corruption. “When the Congress was the only major national party in the country and Rajiv Gandhi was Prime minister he had conceded that only ‘12 paisa’ out of every one rupee given by the government reached the intended beneficiary. Such is the Congress party,” the BJP PM candidate said.
Actually, Rajiv had said 10 paisa while making his famous statement in 1984.
Taking a dig at SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in his home district in Uttar Pradesh for his controversial remarks on rape and handling of Muzaffarnagar riots, the Gujarat Chief Minister alleged the “netaji” had miserably failed to take a tough stand against rapists and to help riot victims.