Rajasthan: Modi slams Rahul Gandhi
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a party rally in Rajasthan's Udaipur city where he targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and said even his party workers could not understand what he said while campaigning in the state earlier.
Calling Gandhi as 'Shahzade' (prince), Modi said: "Shahzade came to Rajasthan but nobody understood what he said or why he said? Even Congress leaders have still not understood what he said in Rajasthan. Everyone is worried"
He said Gandhi do not have faith on the Rajasthan government and chief minister Ashok Gehlot .
" Rahul Gandhi came here to ask for votes for Gehlot (but does he trust him? Do they trust their own Chief Minister? If he did then he would not have gone to Gopalgarh without informing him," Modi said.
"Can you trust the Chief Minister and the government that Shahzade does not trust?" Modi asked the crowd.
Lashing the Congress over the issue of onion price rise, Modi said: "Onion is the most expensive today. Production of onion has gone down by 5 percent but the price has gone up by 1500 percent. Interestingly, if you see then you will find that onions are grown in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. All these are Congress-ruled states."
Modi again lashed Gandhi over his 'ISI' remark.
" I tried finding out where ISI story came from. ...The intelligence officer whom Rahul Gandhi was referring to was a police officer seeking an election ticket. He weaved a story and we heard it,"said the Gujarat Chief Minister.
He urged the people of Rajasthan to remove Congress from power in the state.
(Posted on 26-10-2013)