Calling Haryana as the land of the Gita and Kurukshetra, where good triumphed over evil, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed never to betray the state saying he was as much from the state as from Gujarat.
Modi was here to address the Bharat Vijay rally to seek votes for the party's Sonepat nominee Ramesh Kaushik and Karnal candidate Ashwani Meena.
Sharing his experience of having spent time in the state, he said he owed a lot to the state as he had toured almost every district and had food and tea at many places. "Let me make my intentions clear: I promise to stand by my development model of providing jobs, homes, food and clothes to every youth."
Trying to woo the youth with his development model, he said people of the nation, especially the youth, would no longer accept the false promises of the Congress and demanded development over everything else.
Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, he said he who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth might be "naamdar" (having a family name), but he (Modi) and his workers were "kaamdaar" (those who work) and it was up to the public to choose one of the two.
He said people wanted development and not divisive politics; people wanted opportunities and not opportunism; youth wanted skills, jobs and not petty politics and communalism.
Training guns at chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he said while the public here were devoid of employment and development, the rulers here had engaged themselves in safeguarding the interests of only one family at the Centre.
He said it seemed the Congress in the state and at the Centre had nothing to present before the electorate as their progress card of 10 years of rule.
On black money, he said every possibility would be explored and ways devised to bring back the black money stashed in foreign banks. He said honest people would be promoted and the corrupt punished.
'Vote for new alliance candidates, not old'
Rohtak: Putting an end to the rumoured tacit understanding between the BJP and its old ally, INLD, Modi said some elements were trying to mislead the public by demanding votes for strengthening Modi.
Cautioning people of those seeking vote in his name, he said, "Fix your eyes on the party symbol lotus. Don't see it with someone else's spectacles. Remain wary of those who seek votes in the name of making Modi the prime minister."
The INLD had recently said that the saffron party could not make an impact in the state without the help of the INLD. The BJP and HJC had formed an alliance in 2011