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Voters choosing nation over family, says Modi

Published May 15, 2019, 1:17 am IST
Updated May 15, 2019, 1:17 am IST
‘Ab bahut hua’ is nation’s reply to Pitroda’s ‘hua to hua’: PM.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar wave at crowd during an election rally in Buxar on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar wave at crowd during an election rally in Buxar on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

Chandigarh, Sasaram-/Buxar (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his attack on the Congress, saying the country is electing a strong government and it is choosing “India first”, than “family first”.

He was addressing a poll rally in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening. “The country is electing a strong government and not a helpless government. It is choosing ‘India first’, than ‘family first’, not dynasty but development,” he said, adding the country was choosing those who hit terrorists in their den.


Mr Modi also used cricket to attack the Congress, saying when the UPA government was in power, a tournament was shifted to another country as general elections were being held in India.

“Is the Lok Sabha election going on in this country or not? Did IPL take place in this country or not,” he asked.

He also said that in 2014, the Congress and their “mahamilavati” allies were not been able to digest the mandate given by the people and added that since he assumed power, they had been trying to insult all decisions taken by him.

“During the past five years, they have tried to insult every decision and scheme announced by me. When I announced Swachh Bharat scheme, they said he is talking about toilets from the ramparts of Red Fort and made fun of me,” he said.

The polling for lone Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat will be held in the seventh and final phase of elections on May 19. 

Lambasting the Congr-ess over its leader Sam Pitroda’s hua to hua rem-ark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Mr Modi Tuesday said the nation is fed up and is saying “ab bahut hua” (enough is enough).

Mr Modi charged that Mr Pitroda’s comment was a reflection of the partys arrogance with which it has been shrugging off its misdeeds committed when it was in power.

The three words  ‘hua to hua’ (whatever happened, happened) uttered by the guru (Pitroda) of the Naamdaar (Rahul Gandhi) in front of TV cameras sum up their (Cong) attitude. This is the way they have brazened it out whenever their regimes have been discredited by corruption scandals, Mr Modi told an election rally in Sasaram.

The people are fed up with their dynasty politics, their corruption and arrogance, the Prime Minister said. “The message on May 23 when counting of votes is scheduled, will be loud and clear”, Mr Modi said evoking chants of phir ek baar Modi sarkaar from the crowds.

The arrogance of the Congress was on display when it had imposed Emergency, humiliated socialist leader Jayap-rakash Narayan and in the way it sought to erase the contributions of Ambedkar from history. “But those swearing by the legacy of JP and Ambedkar are carrying the flags of the Congress in Bihar, he said in a dig at RJD.