Back with Shehzada jibe,Modi says it is a battle of two ideas

Modi said in an apparent attempt to contrast his ideas with that of Rahul Gandhi’s for a future of India.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 24, 2013 2:57:42 am

Addressing an election rally in Delhi on Saturday,BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sought to pitch his attacks on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as a contest between their two separate ideas for India.

“Congress’s shehzada says that there are two thoughts in India. Shehzade,I tend to agree with you on this count. Unfortunately,you have not outlined which are those two thoughts,” Modi said in an apparent attempt to contrast his ideas with that of Rahul Gandhi’s for a future of India.

“Your idea of India is that of a beehive,while in my idea India is like a mother,” Modi said referring to a remark made by Rahul earlier this year at a CII function.

“For you,poverty is a state of mind,for us poor is daridra narayan,” Modi said taking a dig at Rahul’s remarks on poverty. Modi said,“While your idea is to enjoy the politics over the poor,the plight of the poor makes us restless.” Modi ridiculed Rahul’s frequent visits to the homes of the poor and Dalits and said that the Nehru-Indira family scion had not even bothered to provide sanitation facilities in the slums near his own residence in the Capital.

“In your idea,money does not grow on trees,but in our idea money is grown by farmers in their fields,” Modi said.

“It is a battle of two ideas: Your dynastic,ours nationalistic. Your idea is how to save power,while ours is how to save the country,” Modi said.

It was the first time that Modi positioned his tirade against the Nehru-Indira family scion as a battle of two ideas for India. Modi slammed the Congress’s brand of politics of not being concerned about the welfare of the people and focussed solely around winning elections.

Modi said that Congress was reluctant to engage him on these ideas and was trying to skirt these issues for its electoral convenience. “The Congress party has admitted that God has created it to rule. They think they are born to rule and people are in our pocket,” Modi said hinting the party to engage him on ideas rather than scaring the electorate about him.

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