Third front leaders are like Siberian migratory birds: Modi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday compared Third Front leaders with Siberian 'migratory birds', and said there is no front to the Third Front.
"Today, there is this Third Front shop. I want to ask them where this front was six months ago. It takes birth only during polls and has the lifetime of 150 days before it vanishes," Modi said while addressing a rally here.
He questioned the silence of the Third Front on major national issues, and mocked it, saying, "There is no front to the Third Front."
"Thousands of birds from Siberia come to Gujarat every winter and fly back at end of winter. Third front leaders are like them," he added.
He also accused the Left Front Government in Tripura of overlooking the needs of the poor and unemployed.
"The Government is not interested in the welfare of poor and unemployed. They want you to work for their party and in return they will provide you with the Belo Poverty Line (BPL) card," he said.
"Tripura has boundary with Bangladesh, and Gujarat has boundary with Pakistan. But there is a difference. Today, you all are disturbed due to Bangladeshi immigrants, but the whole of Pakistan is disturbed because of me," he added.
He also asserted that Gujarat is shining in the whole world.
"We don't have coal but we generate electricity the most in India. We don't have iron ore, still we generate surplus steel. We don't have diamond mines but still eight out of ten diamonds are manufactured in Gujarat," he said.
"We just have two rivers in our state- Narmada and Tapi. We face drought almost every year, but yet our agricultural growth is 10 per cent," he added.
(Posted on 23-02-2014)