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Modi ridicules Congress manifesto

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Accuses the party of making false promises

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, at an election rally in New Delhi.Photo Rajeev Bhatt
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, at an election rally in New Delhi.Photo Rajeev Bhatt

Launching a blistering attack on Congress on corruption and accusing it of making false promises in its manifesto, Narendra Modi on Thursday reached out to tribals recalling that it was a BJP-led government that had created Jharkhand and set up a dedicated ministry for them.

Addressing a rally in the mining State, the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate alleged that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had “mocked” at the demand for creation of separate State of Jharkhand.

He also hit out at the UPA government over alleged corruption in giving clearances for power projects and revived his “Jayanthi tax” barb to target former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan.

“On Wednesday Congress party released its manifesto. For any political party, its manifesto should be like the Gita, the Quran and the Bible and not some document to throw dust in people’s eyes,” Modi said.

Interacting with the crowd, he asked them whether they will trust the words of Congress or its “false promises” made in the manifesto.

“They had made promises even in 2004 and 2009. They had said that they will bring down prices and will provide job to one member of each family. Whether they gave you the jobs?” he asked.

Modi also chose the occasion to urge the Election Commission to frame some rule under which a party, which comes to power, should be asked after remaining in power about how many of the promises made in its manifesto were fulfilled.PTI


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