BJP’s Bhagalpur candidate and party spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain may well be facing his toughest political battle against the RJD nominee, but his party’s PM aspirant Narendra Modi Tuesday chose to focus on youths in the 18-28 age group, asking them to become leaders of “change”. He also launched an attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul.
After addressing the party’s local candidate as “Sriman” Shahnawaz Hussain in his opening remarks, Modi did not mention him even once in his speech that was focussed mainly on attacking “maa-beta (Sonia and Rahul)”.
Modi began his speech by referring to Sanjaya Baru’s book The Accidental Prime Minister. “PM Manmohan Singh’s daughter accused Baru of breach of trust and making ghar ki baat public. But she did not say the content of the book is wrong. It has now become clear that it was mother and son (Sonia and Rahul) who had been ruling the country for 10 years,” said Modi.
Now, I know who had taken away the PM’s right to speak… Ye paap maa-bete ka hai (this is because of Sonia and Rahul). And PM is not at all to be blamed,” Modi said.
Reacting to Rahul’s attack of the Gujarat model with balloon and toffee symbolism, he said: “The child in Rahul remains engrossed in things of childhood.”