Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today addressed a massive public rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, and hit out at Samajwadi Party and Congress.
During his speech, Modi slammed SP supremo Mulayam Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for their comments that Modi was incapable of holding the position of the Prime Minister.
"Mulayam and Akhilesh have been targeting me. Today Mulayam said Modi cannot turn UP into Gujarat. He is absolutely correct. Gujarat means 24 hour electricity supply. Gujarat means 10 per cent agricultural growth for 10 years and not 2-3 per cent. Mulayam does not have the capability to turn UP into Gujarat," the BJP's prime ministerial candidate said, adding that his state has not witnessed any communal tension in the last 12 years.
Modi urged the people of UP to vote in favor, claiming that the party will fulfill the dreams of the people. "Others have got 60 years, give me 60 months. Till now you have elected the ruler, now elect the servant. I promise to change your life. We don't want an insecure India, underdeveloped India, and an unemployed India," he said.
Expressing confidence over BJP's victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Modi said that the Congress is headed towards a downfall and it would be wiped out in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "This is an election where people have taken their decision. People have decided to remove Congress, there are clear indications of a Congress-free India," he said.
He targeted Congress saying that the party remembers the poor people only at the time of elections. "For years, Congress has been looking at Dalits, Adivasis as vote banks, and not as human beings but BJP has always given priority to poor and the under privileged people," he said.
The Gujarat CM slammed the Congress for calling him a 'tea vendor' and said that these comments reflect the mentality of the party and its leaders. "Congress leaders have feudal mindset, they cannot accept that a person who sold tea is challenging them," Modi said.
The senior BJP leader ended his speech by thanking people for coming out of their homes to attend his rallies, Modi said, "Every new BJP rally breaks the record of our previous rallies. It seems as if every region of UP is competing to move ahead of the other," he said.