‘A for Adarsh,B for Bofors,C for coal,D for damaad’

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi trained his gun directly on both Singh and Rahul during his speech at a rally here on Tuesday.

Written by Sweta Dutta | Jaipur | Published:September 11, 2013 3:14 am

Three days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he would be happy to work under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and called him an ideal choice for PM’s post,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi trained his gun directly on both Singh and Rahul during his speech at a rally here on Tuesday.

“Our PM went to the G20 summit,but we do not know what he said or achieved there. Those ruling our country do not feel accountable to the people. This is irresponsible behaviour,” Modi said. “In the coming days,the Congress will come out with new textbooks where A will stand for Adarsh (Housing) scam,B for Bofors scam and bete ke karnaame (son’s antics),C for coal and Commonwealth Games scam and D for Defence scams and damaad ke karobaar (son-in-law’s business).”

Even as Modi drew the battleline in the poll-bound state,he stressed on issues such as corruption,inflation and poverty and ignored local issues. The mega rally,a culmination of BJP state president Vasundhara Raje’s four-month long state-wide Suraaj Sankalp Yatra,was aimed at galvanising party workers ahead of the state polls in November.

In an evocative gesture,BJP president Rajnath Singh took off his garland and put it on Modi. Singh told the gathering,“The BJP will continue to stand by Modi and so will the common man. He is the most popular leader of the party.”

In what is being seen as a direct face-off between Modi and Rahul,the latter will participate in a tribal and farmers’ rally in Salumber in Udaipur district on Wednesday and a rally in Baran district on September 17.

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