Accusing the United Progressive Alliance government of misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation to target political opponents, Narendra Modi on Wednesday said it will be the agency that will “fight” the coming assembly and Lok Sabha elections and not the Congress party.
“The Congress party is not going to field candidates in the elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi and the next Lok Sabha polls. Congress will not fight the next Lok Sabha elections but will field the CBI instead,” he said addressing a big BJP workers’ congregation.
Witnessed by the top BJP leadership, including Mr. Advani, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate said Congress should be overthrown as its government at the Centre discriminates against BJP and NDA-ruled states.
He claimed Congress does not have the power to take on BJP and the people are going to punish it for their problems.
“We have to free this nation of the Congress. We have to free this nation of Congress’ actions. Free the nation from the corruption of the Congress,” he said and asked the crowd whether they would implement Mahatma Gandhi’s last wish that the Congress party should be wound up after independence. The crowd shouted back with a resounding yes.
Alleging that the “Delhi Sultanate” is harassing the people of Madhya Pradesh by discriminating against the state, he said, “The government in Delhi does not let Shivraj be in peace. It creates hurdles in the implementation of any schemes he plans. If you have to fight, fight with leaders like us and not with the common people. Don’t take away their rights.”
Mr. Modi said Congress has, of late, started talking about “inclusive growth” as BJP ruled states have always emphasised on it.
“I do not have an iota of doubt about BJP’s victory in the next elections,” Mr. Modi said while claiming that there is a tide in favour his party. He said all surveys were today speaking in favour of the BJP.
Mr. Modi heaped praise on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said his efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the people have been hampered by the hurdles created by the Centre in the implementation of his programmes.