Don’t vote for those interested in dharnas: Modi

RSTV Bureau
File Photo ( PTI )

File Photo ( PTI )

Citing “track record” of BJP-ruled states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the electorate of Delhi to vote his party to power here if they want development rather than ‘dharnas’ as he lashed out at AAP as well as Congress.

He said both AAP and Congress had “forged friendship behind the curtains” last year to form a government in Delhi but as soon as polls were declared, they started competing each other in “spreading lies that could lead to sensation and give them some space in the media”.

Addressing a rally in Dwarka in south west Delhi, Modi emphasised that Delhi needs a government which is “sensible” and “sensitive” to address the problems of the national capital.

Apparently targeting AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal without naming him, he said Delhi will suffer if the electorate vote for someone who is more interested in “dharnas” and “looking for space in TV media” than talking about issues to address them.

“Running a government is a serious task. . . Governments cannot be run by getting space in the media but getting a space in the hearts of people,” Modi said.

‘If my luck is benefitting people, then vote for BJP’

He also talked about the performance of his eight-month-old government and said the prices of commodities like petrol and diesel have come down, benefiting the people and helping them save some money.

The “rivals”, particularly the Congress, say the prices have come down just because he is “lucky”, he said, adding “Do you want a lucky person or someone who is less lucky?

Taunting his rivals, he said, “Ok, let’s accept that I am lucky but you have saved money. If Modi’s luck is benefitting the people, what can be more fortunate? If because of my good luck, prices of petrol and diesel get reduced and common man saves more, then what is need for bringing someone who isunlucky?”

He also underlined that if a BJP government is formed in Delhi, its Chief Minister will have the “fear of Modi” to perform.

“Delhi needs a government with full majority. The government we can trust. If you vote in a BJP government, then those who will be here will be afraid of Modi and the central government. But if there is someone who does not have anyone above him, then that person will bring in only devastation,” Modi said.

He also said that “incomplete” mandate has already led to wastage of one year of Delhi’s development, which has “set the state back by 25 years”.

Yesterday also addressing a rally in karkardooma, PM lashed out heavily on AAP by terming it as a “backstabber” and asked Delhiites not to repeat the “mistake” of voting for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.