Narendra Modi slams Congress for ‘mishandling’ the country

But due to bad direction of the Congress,our country is in a bad situation at present: Modi

Written by Agencies | Ahmedabad | Published: August 26, 2012 8:58:22 pm

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today slammed the Congress for what he called the country’s “durdasha” (mismanagement) and urged BJP women’s wing to prevent Congress from coming to power in the state.

“Congress is campaigning for ‘change of direction,change of situation’ in Gujarat. But due to bad direction of the Congress,our country is in a bad situation at present. You will not let that atmosphere of ‘durdasha’ enter our soil,” he said while addressing a gathering of Gujarat BJP Mahila Morcha in Gandhinagar.

He also took a dig at the Congress for being “intolerant” to criticism. He mentioned a circular of the Gujarat Congress banning a regional TV channel from covering its events.

“Journalists on Twitter who spoke against Congress,were blocked. Here they banned a TV channel. Their crime is that they exposed cracks in the ‘ghar nu ghar’ (own your home) scheme of the Congress. Yet this party talks about democracy,” he said.

He referred to the Emergency during which freedom was suspended. “Remember the days of Indira Gandhi,when she attacked democracy. There was widespread fear of the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA),which was repealed in 1977. People were jailed,but they voted her out,” Modi said.

He urged the women members to focus at the booth level for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state,which is likely to be held in December this year.

“Elections are won at the booth level. If women decide and bring at least 300 votes per booth for BJP,we will emerge victorious,” he said.

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