Updated: October 9, 2014 12:16:24 pm
Campaigning in Yamunanagar today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the governments in Haryana over the last 25 years of turning the state into ‘Scam Haryana’, and exhorted people to vote for the BJP to make i‘ ‘Skill Haryana’. Roads leading to the venue — a stadium in Yamunanagar — were choked with people. Some waited close to two hours for Modi to arrive. Party candidates from Kalka, Panchkula, Ambala, Maulana, Jagadhari and Yamunanagar had mobilised supporters for the event.
As the enthusiastic crowd cheered, Modi alleged that governments in the past had looted the state and indulged in scams. “Their character was to make Scam Haryana. Our character is to make Skill Haryana. When there is no industry, power supply is erratic due to load shedding, where will the youth go? We have started a Make in India campaign and have been promised investment from Japan and China. Industrialists in the US have also promised to invest in India,” said Modi.
“There has been no democracy in Haryana. Politics here revolves around five families. Behind closed doors, they are connected to one another. One family loots and then in the next election gives a chance to the other to loot. You feel you have changed the government when actually nothing changes,” he said.
Taking a dig at INLD chief O P Chautala, Modi said that even a murderer will say he is innocent and appeal to a higher court. “He is not saying that.
He is saying that I will stay in jail, take oath and become the CM there. He knows he has no way of coming out,” said Modi. Modi said he had seen several elections in Haryana. This time he had seen the mood of the people and it was about changing the fate of Haryana. He said there would be no hung Assembly as is being predicted, the BJP will get a majority.
Terming Haryana as his second home, Modi said he knew every nook and corner of the state. “Haryana was the land where I got my political education. The state played a big role in where I am today. People here have a right over me. I am familiar with the problems of the people here,” said Modi, who was once in charge of the BJP unit of Haryana. Modi said that a former railways minister of the Congress used to pass Ambala station four times a week but never made an attempt to bring better connectivity.
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