Modi attacks Rahul for committing ‘sin’ against PM
New Delhi: In a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday accused him of committing the "sin" of insulting the Prime Minister when he was abroad and asked people to decide in the next Lok Sabha polls if the nation will be run based on the Constitution or whims of the "prince".
Addressing a huge rally — his first in the capital as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate — Modi tore into the UPA alliance alleging there were "governments within the government" which was affecting the country's overall growth and development.
"The pride of the Prime Minister has been brought down by his own party. Congress party Vice President has committed the sin of disrespecting the Prime Minister," he said, referring to Gandhi's public denouncement of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers. Gandhi had termed the ordinance as "complete nonsense" and said it should be torn up and thrown away.
Modi also attacked the Prime Minister and questioned his abilities in effectively taking up India's concerns and said, "UPA coalition is headed by a sardar but is not 'asardar' (effective)."
Exhorting people to bring the 'dream team' of BJP to power in 2014, he asked them to throw out UPA which is "deeply entrenched" in corruption.
"Today the issue is whether the country will run on the whims of the prince or on the basis of the Constitution," he said, alleging that Congress leaders were "disrespecting" the Indian Constitution, Parliament, democracy and the Cabinet.
He said all political allies of UPA are running individual governments because of which nation's growth and development have been severely affected.
"There are so many governments in Delhi. There is a mother's government. There is son's government. There is also a son-in-law's government."
"This government is mired in corruption. Instead of finding solutions to problems, it has stopped functioning. This government is paralysed. The UPA government is immersed in Gandhi-bhakti. The Gandhi-bhakti refers to currency notes which they are collecting in tonnes," he alleged.
"Coalition governments are formed on arithmetic but run on chemistry. Till the chemistry matches, such government cannot do any public good. Though UPA coalition government is together, there is no coordination…because of which the country is not moving forward," he said.