Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi, asking voters to choose between ‘Imandar Chowkidar’ and ‘bhrashtachari naamdar”. Addressing an election rally here to campaign for Ahmednagar and Shirdi Lok Sabha candidates, Modi also said the world has recognised India as a super power in the last five years.
“Do you remember the previous ten years of the earlier remote-controlled government? Scams and delays in decision- making were the order of the day. You need to now choose between Imandar Chowkidar and Bhrashtachari Naamdar,” Modi said. Reaching out to first-time voters, Modi said, “those born in the 21st century will be voting for the first time. Do you agree with the weak approach of previous governments of compromising national security. Is this acceptable to you?”
Modi hit out at Congress ally National Conference’s demand for prime minister’s post for Jammu and Kashmir. “I have no expectation from the Congress since it has stopped thinking about people long ago,” he said. Hitting out at Sharad Pawar, Modi said the NCP president had quit the Congress in the name of the country. “Sharadrao, how can you be silent on the two PM demand. Why are you silent? Is this acceptable to you?
“Your party name is Rashtravadi and still you see the country through foreign lens. Is the name Rashtravadi in your party to fool people,” Modi said. Continuing his tirade against Rahul Gandhi, Modi linked the IT raids on aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, claiming this was “Tughlak Road chunavi ghotala” (election scam).
Modi said the Congress needs to be decisively defeated to ensure poverty eradication, modern infrastructure and development of all sections of society. Modi said there have been no terror strikes as the “Chowkidar” has instilled fear in minds of perpetrators of terror that he will find them even from hell and punish them.