Friday, November 15, 2019
ADVT 
India

Modi Brushes Off Pragya's Godse Remarks In Last Poll Rally

Darpan News Desk IANS, 17 May, 2019
  • Modi Brushes Off Pragya's Godse Remarks In Last Poll Rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brushed aside his party's embarrassment over the controversy sparked by Bhopal BJP candidate Pragya Thakur's comments praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, as he addressed his last rally of the general election on Friday in Madhya Pradesh, exuding confidence about the ruling BJP-led NDA winning over 300 seats.


Modi almost invited himself to head the next government.


Modi offered anticipatory thanks to the crowd at Khargone for deciding to make him prime minister again. People will elect a majority government for the second time in a row after decades, he said.


"The whole nation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup is saying - Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi sarkar (This time, we will cross 300 seats to elect Modi government again)," Modi said adding "The BJP-led NDA is the choice of 130 crore Indians."


"This Sunday when you go to cast your vote you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority government for a second time in a row," Modi told voters.


The fourth and last phase of the Lok Sabha polls in the state will be held on May 19, along with the seventh and last phase in the country.


Modi also sought to link the places where he held his first and last rallies of the current Lok Sabha poll campaign with the nation's freedom struggle.


"My election campaign started from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Now the last rally is being held in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. From a historical perspective, there is a connection between Meerut and Khargone, which is often overlooked. Both the cities are associated with the 1857 War of Independence," he said, adding that both cities have inspired nationalism.


"In Meerut, Indian soldiers rebelled against the British and in Khargone, freedom fighter Bhima Nayak led a tribal agitation and attained martyrdom," he said.


"The election of 2019 is different from all the previous general elections. In this poll, people of India are voting for their country and not for any party. They are voting to build a 'New India'," Modi said.


Modi said the Congress has not condemned Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's remark that "those who don't get a square meal join the army and become jawans". He asked people to "never forgive" the Congress for its ally's remarks.


Modi invoked freedom fighter and socialist thinker Ram Manohar Lohia to target the Congress saying Lohia, 50 years ago, told Jawaharlal Nehru that the most important issues facing women were water and sanitation.


"I am fulfilling Lohia's wish. After constructing toilets and giving dignity to women, I will focus my next term on ensuring clean drinking water," he said.

MORE India ARTICLES

Self-Obsessed Modi Indulges In Theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh

Self-Obsessed Modi Indulges In Theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh

For him, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were a national tragedy and Sam Pitroda's remarks "what happened in 1984 happened" was shameful and unpardonable, and the Congress, including Rahul Gandhi, has already condemned.

Self-Obsessed Modi Indulges In Theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh

Pragya Calls Godse 'Deshbhakt', BJP Seeks Public Apology As Congress Attacks

Pragya Calls Godse 'Deshbhakt', BJP Seeks Public Apology As Congress Attacks

The comment by Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, provided fodder to the Opposition Congress to target the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Pragya Calls Godse 'Deshbhakt', BJP Seeks Public Apology As Congress Attacks

My Wife Will Never Lie: Navjot Singh Sidhu On Her Claim Blaming Capt Amarinder Singh Over Ticket Denial

My Wife Will Never Lie: Navjot Singh Sidhu On Her Claim Blaming Capt Amarinder Singh Over Ticket Denial

“My wife has that much strength and moral authority that she will never lie. This is my answer,” Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is Tourism and Culture minister, said when asked about his wife's allegations.

 

My Wife Will Never Lie: Navjot Singh Sidhu On Her Claim Blaming Capt Amarinder Singh Over Ticket Denial

NS Premier Told China Party Official Canadians Need To Feel 'Safe' During Visits

NS Premier Told China Party Official Canadians Need To Feel 'Safe' During Visits

Stephen McNeil said Thursday it's best to maintain a dialogue with China, even as the federal Public Security minister decried the nation's formal arrest of two Canadian citizens it has been holding since December.

NS Premier Told China Party Official Canadians Need To Feel 'Safe' During Visits

Opposition Is Afraid, So They Are Hurling Abuses, Says Sunny Deol

Opposition Is Afraid, So They Are Hurling Abuses, Says Sunny Deol

BJP candidate from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol, said there is still enough time for him to become a politician, but the love and affection he is getting during his campaign would surely translate into votes for him.

Opposition Is Afraid, So They Are Hurling Abuses, Says Sunny Deol

Modi Should Have Taken Manmohan’s Advice Before Demonetisation: Rahul

Modi Should Have Taken Manmohan’s Advice Before Demonetisation: Rahul

“Modi used to make fun of Manmohan Singh. But after five years now, Modi ji does not make fun of Manmohan ji. Today the country is making fun of him,” Gandhi said at an election rally here.

Modi Should Have Taken Manmohan’s Advice Before Demonetisation: Rahul