Cong performance to be worse than 1977 polls: Modi
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today claimed that the performance of the Congress in upcoming general elections will be worst than the post-emergency polls in 1977.
While addressing a 'Vijay Vishwas rally' before the filing of nomination by the party candidate and his one-time mentor LK Advani here this noon, Mr Modi said the Congress is poised to face the rout worse than its performance in the post-emergency general elections in the country.
'For the first time in post-independence India, the Congress will not get even a single seat in many regions of the country. It would not be able to cross the double digit figure in any region of the country,' he said.
He said there were very few elections where the results were decided before the polling. This time the elections were being fought by the people themselves and it has already given a hint of his mandate.
'We wish to rid the country of Congress. We wish the country to become free of problems and issues like price hike, and unemployement,' he said.
Calling upon the party workers to work for ensuring the victory of the party candidates with impressive marging, the Gujarat Chief Minister said it is not important how many assembly or Lok Sabha seats we have won, it is important to win polling booths by ensuring maxmimum polling.
'Ensuring that maximum voters exercise their franchise is not only a service to the BJP but to the nation itself,' he said.
He said once upon a time, more voting percentage invited suspicion. And said the media, the Election Commission and the NGOs have contributed significantly in creating voters awareness.
Praising party veteran leader L K Advani, he said that he has a long association the party veteran and has been getting Advani's guidance. He called upon the workers to work towards ensuring a landslide victory for Advani from Gandhinagar constituency.
He also asked the workers to work towards the party's victory on all 26 Lok Sabha seats as well as seven assembly seats where by-polls are being held.
(Posted on 05-04-2014)