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My one and only mantra is development, says Narendra Modi

india Updated: Mar 26, 2014 22:04 IST
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Narendra Modi

Bharatiya Janta Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his one and only mantra is development. Modi was speaking during a rally at Hiranagar in Kathua district.

Training his guns at the UPA government, Modi said that that Centre had no right to talk of secularism, when it could not provide answers to the many questions raised by the 1.25 billion-strong population of India.

"I say talk about dealing with inflation,terrorism,farmer issues and development, but no, they say we must first talk about secularism," he said.

He also slammed the Congress for practicing dynastic politics, which is the biggest enemy of democratic India.

He also targeted the ruling alliance for changing Lal Bahadur Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' into 'Mar Jawan Mar Kisan'.

Praising former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi said that it was only under Vajpayee's government that foundation of state 's development was laid under the mantra -Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat- and that needed to be take forward.

"If Vajpayee would have been given five more years he would have changed the state completely," he said.

Targeting Arvind Kejriwal and defence minister AK Antony, Modi said that the Pakistan is praising three AK's- AK47, AK Antony and Arvind Kejriwal, whose party's official website has an Indian map in which half of Kashmir has already been given to Pakistan.