Congress relies on ‘divisive’ politics, says Narendra Modi at Meerut rally

Modi targets Samajwadi Party, says Akhilesh-government is corrupt.

New Delhi | Updated: February 2, 2014 3:40 pm
Narendra Modi claims Cente neglecting Meerut. Narendra Modi claims Centre neglecting Meerut.

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Meerut on Sunday as he launched attack on Congress and party president Sonia Gandhi.

Here are the highlights of Modi’s rally in Meerut: 

3.15 pm: Launching his attack against Congress, Modi says, “Congress is a divisive party as it relies on communal disharmony. It believes in divide and rule and in votebank politics.”

3.10 pm: Modi responds to Sonia’s ‘poison jibe’. “If power is poison, who were the ones that held position of power the most? So who has tasted poison the most?” questions Modi.

3.07 pm: Modi takes on Congress as he says Congressmen do not want to answer crucial questions. “When they are asked one question, they answer something else,” Modi adds.

3.00 pm: Modi rakes up death of Northeast student in Delhi, launches attack on Sonia Gandhi. “Death of Northeast student is unfortunate and very serious matter. Madam Soniaji, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh was attacked and killed under your nose,” he says.

“Why can’t students from North East get houses easily?” questions Modi as he says: “Northeast is part of our country and we should ensure best of facilities for them.”

2.55 pm: In Meerut, Narendra Modi promises a riot-free Uttar Pradesh. “Gujarat is free of riots. We have to make Uttar Pradesh riot free. We have to free this state from violence and killings. I assure you, we will give you a violence-free Uttar Pradesh,” Modi says.

2.50 pm: Narendra Modi targets Akhilesh Yadav, says UP government is corrupt. “Samajwadi Party is a ‘Samajvirodhi Party’. Women in Uttar Pradesh are unsafe under SP rule,” Modi says.

2.45 pm: Such is the plight of Uttar Pradesh, that power supply in the state is the news, not the power failure. “Gujarat gets electricity for 24 days and 365 days and many people cannot believe it,” says Narendra Modi.

2.40 pm: Meerut is seen as one of the fastest growing cities in India.

2.30 pm: Modi remembers the bravehearts of freedom struggle. Modi slams Congress for insulting the the martyrs of the 1857 revolt by not giving them due recognition. “If the nation knew the truth of 1857, they would lose faith over the Congress,” he says.

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    Balan
    Feb 2, 2014 at 11:55 am
    Good retort by Modi. It was more dramatic than how it has been reported here. Sonia and her party still have not got it. One has to reap what one sows!
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      Clifford
      Feb 2, 2014 at 11:47 am
      Look who is talking!!
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        Facts Trooper
        Feb 2, 2014 at 10:06 am
        What a joke. Post-Godhara riot and fake encounter hero Narendra Modi promises a riot free, violence-free Uttar Pradesh
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          Pulkit Gupta
          Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 am
          ModI is trying to make people fool, BJP is see's open eyes dream for ruling country, country never accept BJP as their government
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            Pulkit Gupta
            Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 am
            ModI is trying to make people fool, BJP is see's open eyes dream for ruling country, country never accept BJP as their government
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              javed chaudhry
              Feb 27, 2014 at 10:27 am
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                javed chaudhry
                Feb 27, 2014 at 10:27 am
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                  javed chaudhry
                  Feb 27, 2014 at 10:27 am
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                    javed chaudhry
                    Feb 27, 2014 at 10:28 am
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                      kapil
                      Feb 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm
                      Ask Your MLA's charged of inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar? Were they not doing zehar Ki Kheti?
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                        Mahi Kumari
                        Feb 3, 2014 at 11:10 am
                        Congress is honest and social minded, Modi should keep in mind, Modi cannot compare the growth of India under the real ruling of congress 45 years with their Modernization policies
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                          Mahi Kumari
                          Feb 3, 2014 at 11:10 am
                          Congress is honest and social minded, Modi should keep in mind, Modi cannot compare the growth of India under the real ruling of congress 45 years with their Modernization policies
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                            Komal Tanwar
                            Feb 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm
                            UPA president Sonia hi's attack on Modi is right, BJP always follow double standard in politics, Hindu & Muslims, BJP's main agenda is divide and rule only
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                              mahendra yadav
                              Feb 3, 2014 at 9:04 am
                              modi and mulayam both are playing politics game both are responsible for riots in india..
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                                Ritika pandey
                                Feb 3, 2014 at 9:21 am
                                SP and BJP both are becomes unreasonable and arrogan, And doing such a non sence activity. wasting peoples time..
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                                  Shyamal Ganguly
                                  Feb 2, 2014 at 9:58 am
                                  Jai Ho, Narendra Modi. work out a deal with Arvind Kejriwal to plug the s of corruption in BJP boat. Build a Congress free India.
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                                    sunny gupta
                                    Feb 3, 2014 at 9:48 am
                                    modi given A wrong message among the people with the step that his party took. I think their countdown has begun. People do not like this.
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                                      Vineeta
                                      Feb 3, 2014 at 10:11 am
                                      narendra modi may have ambitions to become PM of India but he should first learn to fulfill her duties as CM .modi dreams will never comes true,
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