Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi alleged on Thursday that the Congress was practising “vote-bank politics” by dividing communities, and accused the Union government of promoting a “pink revolution” by allowing the “sin” of slaughtering animals and exporting meat.
Addressing a public rally at the Nehru Maidan in Mangalore as part of the BJP’s election campaign, Mr. Modi alleged that the Union government was providing Rs. 50 crore subsidy for setting up slaughterhouses and exempting them from paying income tax for five years.
He criticised a State Congress leader’s remark that the anti-cow slaughter Bill would be dropped if the Congress was elected.
Mr. Modi said that the country had a “weak and directionless” government at the Centre. He claimed that the BJP was following the “politics of progress.”
In Belgaum, Mr. Modi repeatedly referred to AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi as “Mr. Golden Spoon”, asking him to first look into the mirror before pointing fingers at the BJP in Karnataka on corruption.