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Modi on Sonia's speech: How can Rahul lead country when he cannot handle Amethi?

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Raipur, April 20, 2014
First Published: 16:07 IST(20/4/2014) | Last Updated: 20:31 IST(20/4/2014)

The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday ridiculed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's speech in Amethi, in which she asked people to ensure victory for her son and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

"Yesterday, Sonia ji asked the people of Amethi to take care of her son. But she also tells people that he (Rahul) will take care of the country. How can a person take care of the country, when he cannot handle his own constituency?" said Modi during an election rally at Bishrampur in Sarguja district of north Chhattisgarh.

Modi also termed the UPA the "maa-bete ki sarkar" (government run by mother and son).

Attacking the Congress for "corruption" and "making false promises", he said the Congress' slogan should be "Har Haath Loot, Har Bol Jhooth" (every hand loots and every word is a lie).

Modi also took a dig at the recent press conference by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

"When there is a press release from the chief minister's office, the state government discusses welfare measures for the people. But the PMO cited the 1,100 speeches delivered by the Prime Minister during ten years of his rule," he said.

Modi is set to address two more rallies at Bilaspur and Durg in Chhattisgarh on Sunday.

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