Won’t accept Tiharwallahs’ support: Modi

  • Vishal Joshi and Surender Sharma, Hindustan Times, Kurukshetra/ hisar
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2014 16:10 IST

Continuing his tirade against the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged voters to rout lawlessness and dynastic politics, at an election meeting here.

While seeking votes to help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) form a government with absolute majority, Modi remarked he would not accept support from “Tiharwallahs”, a reference to INLD president Om Prakash Chautala.

“Satta to aani aur jaani cheez hai, par Tihar mein band in khoonkhar logon ka samarthan kabhi nahin loonga. (Power may come and go, but I will never accept the support of such dangerous people who are lodged in Tihar jail.)

The PM also dismissed claims of the INLD’s top leadership about proximity to him and said, “Somebody got himself photographed with me at a social gathering and has been showing these photos to mislead the people. Modi took further potshots at Chautala and called him a power hungry person with no morals. He sharpened his attack on the INLD chief and said that instead of turning over into a new leaf after his conviction, Chautala was claiming to take oath as CM from jail.

How will somebody, who does not even give his own children the opportunity to progress, take care of lakhs of unemployed children, the PM questioned.

Targeting Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Modi said the chief minister was fooling people about basmati rice export as he had imposed 4% tax on it which benefitted other states’ farmers by enabling them to sell their produce.

He also blamed the Congress government of shedding shredding crocodile tears over incidens of atrocities against Dalits. The PM also slammed the Haryana police for being “mute spectators” of lawlessness and land grabbing.

Reiterating his plea for bringing BJP to power with absolute majority, he said, “Mera aur BJP sarkar ke kaan pakad lena agar kiye vade pure na kiye to (You can pull up the BJP government and me if the promises are not kept.)”

alleges code violation

Addressing an election rally in Hisar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he hoped the Election Commission of India (ECI) would take note of the Haryana government’s decision to okay the controversial land deal between DLF and Skylight Hospitality owned by Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Alleging that it was a violation of the model code of conduct, the PM said the Haryana government had “shamelessly” approved the land deal before the leadership changed as they realised they were not coming back to power in the state.

Modi further alleged the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government acted at the behest of the Congress leadership.
In his address, Modi targeted the state’s political dynasties and termed their governments ‘shops’. People have to shut their shops, only then will Haryana progress, he remarked.

He also attacked the Congress for demanding a ‘100 days’ report’, when they were yet to disclose what they did in their rule in the past 60 years.

The PM expressed concern over the state’s skewed sex ratio, the law and order situation and crime against women, saying that their son (Modi) in Delhi would protect them. He also praised Haryana’s sportspersons for their performance at the Asiad. He also announced that the government will launch a five-day-cleanliness-programme starting November 14, the birth anniversary of India’s first PM Jawahar Lal Nehru.

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