After Indira,Rajiv,Rahul is marketing poverty: BJP

Sonepat: Says UPA govt like a car driven by a remote control.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 21, 2013 12:06:27 am

Senior leaders of the BJP Sunday lashed out at the UPA government for “marketing poverty for votes”.

At a rally in Sonepat,they said that if voted to power,eradicating corruption and inflation would be their government’s topmost priority.

The rally was addressed by BJP president Rajnath Singh,Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and former BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

“Indira Gandhi began marketing poverty followed by Rajiv and Sonia; and now this Yuvraj (Rahul Gandhi) is doing it. Sometimes he takes Kalavati’s name in Parliament,sometimes he sleeps in a Dalit’s house and asks mediapersons to click his pictures while sleeping in a cot,while he and his party do nothing for the poor. It is all drama. The Congress-led UPA government has crossed all limits of corruption. If anyone has hurt the honour and pride of this country,it is the Congress government,” Rajnath said.

Taking potshots at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,he said,“The UPA government is a car where someone is holding the wheel and someone else is pushing the accelerator. The government is moving with a remote control.”

Slamming Rahul and the Congress government for not doing adequate work for the poor and farmers,Gadkari said,“Irony of the nation is that wheat is cheap but bread and biscuits are expensive; oranges are cheap but juice is expensive; tomatoes are cheap,but sauce (ketchup) is expensive; potatoes are cheap,but potato wafers are expensive. I would like to ask,who does this government work for?” Gadkari asked.

Sushma said she was positive about BJP’s chances in the 2014 polls. “To eliminate the loot of this government we need to hold strong in the Lower House,” she said.

Taking a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra,Gadkari said,“The in-laws are looting the land in the state and there is no government in Haryana.”

The BJP leaders also slammed the Congress government in Haryana and targeted Bhupinder Singh Hooda on the land acquisition policy. “The number of people present today shows that Haryana has decided to throw the Congress out of the state for indulging in illegal land acquisition from farmers.”

Can vote for Modi if he changes himself: Shia cleric

Bareilly: Prominent Muslim cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq says that he can vote in favour of BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi if he changes himself. “I can also vote for Modi if he changes himself,” the All India Muslim Personal Law Board vice-president said here on Saturday.

“There are differences in words and deeds of Modi and people have lost faith in him after the Gujarat riots,” Sadiq said.

On UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,the Shia cleric said lack of experience showed in his working and it was high time that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav took charge of the state and became the Chief Minister. PTI

11 trains to bring BJP supporters to Modi’s Patna rally

patna: The BJP is pulling out all stops to make its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s maiden political rally in his rival Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s home turf here on October 27 a mega success. The party said it had reserved 11 trains for the ‘Hoonkar rally’.

Besides,over 3,000 buses have been booked for bringing people from across the state. A 30-feet LED screen will be installed,apart from 30 LED screens so that people sitting at a distance could also have a clear view of the stage. For a comprehensive coverage of the rally,the party had decided to press into service around 12 of its own camerapersons. PTI

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