It is Congress which sows and spews poison, retorts Modi after Sonia attack

Referring to the recent incidents in Delhi, Modi said what had happened in the capital of late was not good.

Meerut | Published:February 2, 2014 10:21 pm
Modi accused the Congress of putting one religion against another, one caste against another and one state against another. (PTI) Modi accused the Congress of putting one religion against another, one caste against another and one state against another. (PTI)

Narendra Modi on Sunday hit back at Sonia Gandhi over her ‘zeher ki kheti’ barb, saying it is the Congress which sows and spews poison and reaps the harvest from it by its divisive politics.

Modi accused the Congress of putting one religion against another, one caste against another and one state against another.

“Sonia Gandhi has told Rahul that power is poison. Who has been in power for most of the time during the last 60 years?.. In whose stomach has this poison gone? Who is spewing this poison? Who is harvesting the poison? They (Congress) are the ones who sow the seeds of poison,” the BJP prime ministerial candidate said at a rally here.

He said the country is seeking answers from Congress to its issues but its replies are wayward. “People are asking Sonia Gandhi why farmers are committing suicide, her reply is people are sowing seeds of poison.”

Modi’s counter-attack came a day after Sonia Gandhi at a rally in Karnataka accused Modi and BJP of indulging in divisive politics by “sowing seeds of poison” (zeher ki kheti) and instigating violence in their “hunger” for power.

In his 50-minute speech, Modi attacked the Congress, ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the AAP government in Delhi and sought a mandate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by projecting himself as ‘chowkidar’ who will guard public funds.

The Gujarat Chief Minister said that he had made his state free of riots and would make UP also riot-free if his government is voted to power.

Accusing Congress of driving a wedge between states and communities, Modi referred to the Telangana issue and said that the entire Andhra Pradesh is engulfed in the fire started by the manner in which the Congress had handled the issue.

“It is because they are following a police of divide and rule. You keep sowing seeds of poison and destroying the country.”

Taking on AAP, which is being seen as a potential spoiler for BJP in Lok Sabha election, Modi said the recent “humiliation” of an African woman by its government in Delhi brought “disgrace” to India globally.

Citing the recent murder of an Arunachal Pradesh student “under the nose of Sonia Gandhi” and the reported beating of a Manipur girl in the capital, Modi said such incidents have dented the image of Delhi and India. Delhi should be seen as a global city, he said.

Referring to the recent incidents in Delhi, Modi said what had happened in the capital of late was not good.

“The kind of incidents which are happening, the kind of language being used… India’s head has lowered in shame.

“Some days back a woman from Africa was insulted,” he said referring to the alleged raid by Delhi’s Law Minister Somnath Bharti at her residence.

Taking on AAP, which is being seen as a potential spoiler for BJP in Lok Sabha election, Modi said the recent “humiliation” of the African woman by its government in Delhi brought “disgrace” to India globally.

Citing the recent murder of an Arunachal Pradesh student “under the nose of Sonia Gandhi” and the reported beating of a Manipur girl in the capital, Modi said such incidents have dented the image of Delhi and India.

“In Delhi, one son of Arunachal was killed under your nose Sonia ji. It is a serious matter. I want to tell people in Delhi and country that you should be proud of people from Arunachal who have stood up to China… They greet each other saying ‘jai hind’.

“We should see Delhi as a global city,” he said. Delhi should be seen as a global city, Modi said, adding that big cities should have hostels for students from the northeast states.

Modi also used Rahul Gandhi’s comments – that his mother had told him that “power was poison” – to target the Congress president.

In his speech, Modi also accused Congress of deliberately not doing enough to mark the 150th anniversary of India’s first war of Independence – 1857 – which had been sparked off from Meerut.

He claimed that Congress wanted to propagate a narrative as per which only the party made sacrifices during the freedom struggle and the role of others is ignored.

Taking on Samajwadi Party, whom he called ‘Samaj virodhi’ (anti-people) party, Modi said law and order had deteriorated during its regime. He said that the graph of crime against women had risen in the last one year.

“Women are scared of leaving homes. Mulayam Singh ji, Akhilesh ji leave politics aside and atleast ensure that the women can live with honour,” he said.

Modi said that every week there is some riot or another in Meerut. He said around ten years back, Gujarat also experienced a similar situation.

“People of the state decided to live in peace and harmony and get rid of vote-bank politics. Because of this Gujarat is riot free and developing,” he said and claimed BJP could make UP riot-free.

Modi said that SP should compete with him on development issues like law and order, welfare and farmers instead of comparing in holding rallies.

Mulayam Singh Yadav had said that his government’s public welfare budget is more than Gujarat’s. Where these funds went?” Modi asked.

Referring to RLD leader Ajit Singh who belongs to Western UP, Modi said despite the fact that he is Civil Aviation minister from the area, it is not getting an Airport.

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    Ankit raj
    Feb 3, 2014 at 7:18 am
    BJP party always pla divisive politics for long time. I dont want BJp in lead...
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      Ankit raj
      Feb 3, 2014 at 7:18 am
      BJP party always pla divisive politics for long time. I dont want BJp in lead...
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        Ankit raj
        Feb 3, 2014 at 7:34 am
        Its reality that BJP grow up a seed of Slow poison. So Why the small but true comment of Sonia hi made you so furious ? Sach kadwa hota hai na ?
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          Ankit raj
          Feb 3, 2014 at 7:34 am
          Its reality that BJP grow up a seed of Slow poison. So Why the small but true comment of Sonia hi made you so furious ? Sach kadwa hota hai na ?
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            Ankit raj
            Feb 3, 2014 at 8:52 am
            Modi ji why r you so furious about Sonia hi's harsh comment, its true because your party raised the issue of Ayoddhya verdict & 2002.
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              Ankit raj
              Feb 3, 2014 at 8:52 am
              Modi ji why r you so furious about Sonia hi's harsh comment, its true because your party raised the issue of Ayoddhya verdict & 2002.
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                Nia Bansal
                Feb 3, 2014 at 6:37 am
                Modi is an expert in spewing venom. He has been throwing salvos after salvos at Sonia and Rahul and Congress. His speeches are more of an attack on Congress than what he has done for Gujarat n the country. Congress does not get into cheap mudslinging.
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                  Nia Bansal
                  Feb 3, 2014 at 6:37 am
                  Modi is an expert in spewing venom. He has been throwing salvos after salvos at Sonia and Rahul and Congress. His speeches are more of an attack on Congress than what he has done for Gujarat n the country. Congress does not get into cheap mudslinging.
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                    vipin gurjar
                    Feb 3, 2014 at 7:52 am
                    After heavy loss in 1984elections, your party raised Ayodhya issue and divided the nation on communal lines. & after 2002 riots held by Modi, (In baccho ka kya kasur tha ?)
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                      vipin gurjar
                      Feb 3, 2014 at 7:25 am
                      For sake of power BJP dumped the Ayodhya issue but the deep divide that you created are still hounding the nation..
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                        Jinkal Zala
                        Feb 3, 2014 at 8:54 am
                        "At pune on saay Feku Said that China spends 20% ofit's GDP on Education. While reality is China's public expenditures oneducation reached 4 % of its GDP in 2012, a target set almost 20 yearsago."
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                          Jinkal Zala
                          Feb 3, 2014 at 8:54 am
                          "At pune on saay Feku Said that China spends 20% ofit's GDP on Education. While reality is China's public expenditures oneducation reached 4 % of its GDP in 2012, a target set almost 20 yearsago."
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                            Jinkal Zala
                            Feb 3, 2014 at 8:47 am
                            "Modi has takenlives of many peoples in Gujarat. He should not say 'I bow to everyone whoworked and gave their lives for Gujarat.' Due to him many people have lostlives in Riots, Fake encounters and in regular life also."
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                              Jinkal Zala
                              Feb 3, 2014 at 8:47 am
                              "Modi has takenlives of many peoples in Gujarat. He should not say 'I bow to everyone whoworked and gave their lives for Gujarat.' Due to him many people have lostlives in Riots, Fake encounters and in regular life also."
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                                Jinkal Zala
                                Feb 3, 2014 at 8:49 am
                                "Modi has takenlives of many peoples in Gujarat. He should not say 'I bow to everyone whoworked and gave their lives for Gujarat.' Due to him many people have lostlives in Riots, Fake encounters and in regular life also."
                                Reply
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                                  Jinkal Zala
                                  Feb 3, 2014 at 8:49 am
                                  "Modi has takenlives of many peoples in Gujarat. He should not say 'I bow to everyone whoworked and gave their lives for Gujarat.' Due to him many people have lostlives in Riots, Fake encounters and in regular life also."
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                                    Jinkal Zala
                                    Feb 3, 2014 at 8:44 am
                                    "NarendraModi should know that any sort of image building will not take away theseriousness of his crimes. The law will ult imately catch up with him. It willbe better for him to repent. It is better to undergo trail, conviction andsentencing in this earth under human rules than to suffer eternal pain in."
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                                      Jinkal Zala
                                      Feb 3, 2014 at 8:44 am
                                      "NarendraModi should know that any sort of image building will not take away theseriousness of his crimes. The law will ult imately catch up with him. It willbe better for him to repent. It is better to undergo trail, conviction andsentencing in this earth under human rules than to suffer eternal pain in."
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                                        Jinkal Zala
                                        Feb 3, 2014 at 8:44 am
                                        "Thereis NOBODY to listen to FEKU'S ic blabbering, in India. Whartonites'Kicked' him away, along with his Lecture-Shecture."
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                                          Jinkal Zala
                                          Feb 3, 2014 at 8:44 am
                                          "Thereis NOBODY to listen to FEKU'S ic blabbering, in India. Whartonites'Kicked' him away, along with his Lecture-Shecture."
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                                            Jinkal Zala
                                            Feb 3, 2014 at 8:45 am
                                            "When you mix even 5% lies in the w truth, the w truthgets corrupted, --just like poison in a pure water. We should not pay any heedto the false propaa of the opposition like BJP whose only agenda is tobring back the 'caste' system, religeous divides and act against any progressof the economy!"
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