While campaigning during the final phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 12 at an election rally in Kushinagar, predicted defeat of the Opposition parties, saying the people were voting for an effective government.
“Opposition parties will fall flat in Lok Sabha polls. This is because people are voting for an effective and honest government,” said the Prime Minister.
Hitting out at BSP chief Mayawati for her remarks on the Alwar gangrape case, the Prime Minister asked her “not to shed crocodile tears” for the victim. “If you are serious, why don’t you withdraw support from the Congress government in Rajasthan,” he asked.
“To punish those who commit crime on women, this chowkidaar of yours had made provisions for the capital punishment. If the intention of the Congress government was right, it would not have suppressed the Alwar incident, but they have only one answer — ‘hua toh hua’. Be it corruption, price rise or the 1984 anti-Sikh genocide, their answer is ‘hua toh hua’,” he said.
Attacking the SP-BSP alliance, the Prime Minister said that: “Now these people have started demanding a certificate of my caste. I never indulge in caste politics and by your blessings, it was never needed. But when they are demanding a certificate, I tell them that I may have been born in an extremely backward caste, but my dream is to make India a frontrunner (in the world).”
“The post of power was used to serve the poor and work for their welfare and interest. Those who are demanding my caste certificate, they have accumulated wealth and property for themselves when they were in power. I have been the CM of Gujarat and prime minister for five years and my record is an open book, which is in front of the entire country,” he said.
“To all casteist leaders I would like to say my only caste is poor, my only identity is poor. I have faced poverty, felt its pain and came out of poverty. And with the blessings of the poor, I have got the opportunity to serve the country,” Modi said.
“I held the post of chief minister of Gujarat for a long time and the post of prime minister has been given by you. But neither I nor my family ever misused the post or the power. I have been CM for a longer time when compared to the combined stint of ‘bua’ (Mayawati) and ‘babua’ (Akhilesh Yadav),” he added.
Seeking votes, he said it was time to make the victory historic in such a way that the ‘mahamilawat’ (grand adulterated) people stop thinking about facing the people in future.