From a land of tourism, Kerala has become a 'nursery of terrorism': Modi
Asserting that the bad condition of Kerala is due to an unwritten understanding between the Congress-led UDF and CPI-led LDF in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the land of tourism has turned into a 'nursery of terrorism'.
Addressing a rally here, Modi said: "The bad condition of Kerala is due to the unwritten understanding between the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the state, which indulge in a "friendly match" and form governments in the state alternatively."
"Kerala had the opportunity to be a tourist destination, but unfortunately, it has turned into a nursery of terrorism," Modi added.
Targeting the state government over the issue of safety of women, Modi said: "Kerala figures in the top 10 states that have been termed as unsafe for women. Out of these 10 states, six are governed by Congress governments. However, none of these are governed by the BJP government," said Modi.
Modi further said that this is god's own country, but why are the people leaving the state and going out?
"Kerala's youth want jobs but the state cannot offer jobs to them. They face problems abroad, there is a very senior Minister from Kerala in Delhi. Do the youth abroad get help?, he asked.
He further targeted the Oomen Chandy government over the killing of two fishermen by Italian marines and said that neither the state nor the central government has taken any concrete steps in the matter.
"Our fishermen were killed by Italian Marines, but the government did nothing," he said.
(Posted on 08-04-2014)