Training guns at the Opposition parties for raking up minor issues like advancement of Union Budget instead of fighting polls on development plank, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said they have already conceded defeat and busy searching for excuses to justify the loss.
“Some people, after realising that they will be defeated, are trying to create an atmosphere which will help them justify their loss,” Modi said addressing his first a BJP election rally here.
Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Manohar Parrikar and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar were present.
In an apparent dig at AAP, he said “I read a statement by one of the political parties. They were expressing surprise that elections for Punjab and Goa are being held on the same day – February 4.”
“The opposition parties have began alleging that PMO had pressurised the Election Commission to have polls in both the states on the same day. This means they are seeking reasons to justify their defeat. Once they are defeated they will say Election Commission gave a wrong date,” he said.
“Do you think that elections should be fought on such issues? If you don’t have faith in the umpire why do you even come to the playfield? This is democracy and we will have to accept the systems and bestow trust on it,” he said.
Modi said Opposition parties are already keeping their draft ready to attack the union government on the Budget to be presented on February 1.
“Some parties have already consulted economists and intellectuals requesting them to prepare a draft against the Budget, even before it is presented on the floor of parliament,” Modi said.
“Their draft is getting ready although they don’t even know what would be presented in the Budget,” he said, adding, that the entire aim of attacking the Union government on Budget is to send a message to the poll bound Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur against the BJP.”