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CBI will fight upcoming polls,not Congress,says Narendra Modi

Modi said Cong should be overthrown as it discriminates against BJP and NDA-ruled states.

Written by PTI | Bhopal | Published:September 26, 2013 1:19 pm

Accusing the UPA government of misusing the CBI to target political opponents,Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it will be the agency that will “fight” the coming assembly and Lok Sabha elections and not the Congress party.

“The Congress party is not going to field candidates in the elections in Madhya Pradesh,Chhattisgarh,Rajasthan and Delhi and the next Lok Sabha polls. Congress will not fight the next Lok Sabha elections but will field the CBI instead,” he said addressing a big BJP workers’ congregation.

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In a show of unity,all the top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday shared stage at a public rally in Bhopal. This was for the first time since the anointment of Modi as the party’s Prime Ministerial candidate that he shared the stage with veteran leader L K Advani.

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Witnessed by the top party leadership,BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate said Congress should be overthrown as its government at the Centre discriminates against BJP and NDA-ruled states.

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He claimed Congress does not have the power to take on BJP and the people are going to punish it for their problems.

“We have to free this nation of the Congress. We have to free this nation of Congress’ actions. Free the nation from the corruption of the Congress,” he said and asked the crowd whether they would implement Mahatma Gandhi’s last wish that the Congress party should be wound up after independence. The crowd shouted back with a resounding yes.

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Alleging that the “Delhi Sultanate” is harassing the people of Madhya Pradesh by discriminating against the state,he said,”The government in Delhi does not let Shivraj be in peace. It creates hurdles in the implementation of any schemes he plans. If you have to fight,fight with leaders like us and not with the common people. Don’t take away their rights.”

Modi said Congress has,of late,started talking about “inclusive growth” as BJP ruled states have always emphasised on it.

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“I do not have an iota of doubt about BJP’s victory in the next elections,” Modi said while claiming that there is a tide in favour his party. He said all surveys were today speaking in favour of the BJP.

Modi heaped praise on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said his efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people have been hampered by the hurdles created by the Centre in the implementation of his programmes.

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Modi accused Congress of not doing anything without politics in mind and said it has “eaten away lakhs of crores” of rupees by corruption.

He claimed there is a wave in favour of BJP and all surveys were in favour of the party and its leaders were being applauded.

“People say this time it is BJP’s wave…from Kashmir to Kanyakumari it is BJP’s wave. We also feel proud of this,” he said,urging people to vote for BJP during polling.

He recalled that during the emergency,the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had introduced the 20-point programme for the welfare of the weaker sections of the society and BJP and NDA-ruled states were amongst the top five best performing states,forcing the Congress to stop its monitoring to avoid embarrassment.

The BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate said it only indicated that Congress ruled states had failed to do anything for the poor in the country.

Modi said that according to his information no reviews of the programme were now been undertaken simply because their results portrayed the Congress in a very poor light.

Modi heaped praise on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said his efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people have been hampered by the hurdles created by the Centre in the implementation of his programmes.

He said that he had no doubt that the BJP under the leadership of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister,Shivraj Singh Chouhan,would definitely win this year’s assembly polls in the state.

The Gujarat Chief Minister said that a lot of good work had been done by the BJP government of Sunderlal Patwa in the early nineties but all this was undone when the Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh.

Modi said that if the Sardar Sarovar Project on the banks of river Narmada in Gujarat was completed and Madhya Pradesh could get 800 MW of power free. He,however,said that this was not happening as the Centre was not allowing construction of gates for the project.

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