BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday attacked Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, saying the ‘shahzada’ and ‘matashree’ were only concerned about being in power.
“The shahzada (Rahul) and his matashree (Sonia) are just concerned about being in power. When they can forget you, why will you remember them? How long will you remember them?” Modi asked at an election meeting in Assam.
“Both mother and son came here, but they did not share a word of sympathy to the parents and family members of those Northeast children who suffered atrocities and were killed in Delhi,” he said apparently referring to the killing of Nido Tania, a student from Arunchal Pradesh.
“Sonia came to Assam yesterday. ‘Deshbhakti ke dhol peet rahe the ‘(beating the drums of patriotism). Do the poor and others have to learn about patriotism from Congress and Soniaji?” The people of the country, he claimed, had already decided whom they would vote for, he said.
“They just do not want to defeat the Congress, but are in a mood to punish them,” he added.
Narendra Modi’s statements come on the same day when Sonia Gandhi declared that her party is fighting for safeguarding the secular values enshrined in the Constitution.
In a veiled attack on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, she said, “This Constitution recognises our secular values and teaches us how to respect them,” she said, in a veiled attack on BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.