In HP, Modi accuses Cong of betraying country

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Palampur
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2014 22:33 IST

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a scathing attack on the Congress, accusing it of betraying the people of the country.

Addressing election rallies at Palampur, Mandi and Solan in Himachal Pradesh, Modi made a passionate appeal to the people of the hill state to ensure the party's win on all four seats, while terming the Congress a party that betrayed people and its manifesto a "fraudulent document".

He also invoked Kargil martyr Vikram Batra's war cry "Ye dil mange more" to woo voters. "Ye dil mange 60 months," said Modi, adding that people had given 60 years to the Congress and should give him five years.

Taking a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Modi said the time had come to say goodbye to "Maa-bete ki sarkar (government by mother and son)". Modi termed Rahul's visits to the poor families as "special poverty tourism trips".

He also accused the Congress of pushing the country towards poverty, inflation, unemployment and backwardness.

Appealing to voters in the age group of 18 to 28, Modi promised them a strong government at the Centre and an assurance to fulfil their dreams.

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