Sitting MP and congress nominee from Kurukshetra Naveen Jindal on Thursday said that Modi came to Kurukshetra and asked people to vote for the BJP candidate whose name he did not know. He said that during his speech Modi referred to BJP candidate Raj Kumar Saini as Ram Kumar Saini, Ram Saina etc, though he claimed to be familiar with the streets and issues of Haryana and Kurukshetra.
Jindal contested Modi’s claim that half of Haryana resided in Gujarat. He said that by saying so Modi had disrespected the people of Haryana, who, he said, were self-dependent.
“Modi is building castles in the air, but real development happens on ground for which I have worked hard for the last 10 years,” he said.
While holding a road show in Radaur on Thursday, Jindal termed Modi’s rally in Kurukshetra a ‘flop show’ and most people among the crowd were imported from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
On the issue of coal block allocation raised by Modi, MP Naveen Jindal said that the matter was sub-judice and he would come clean.
Countering Modi’s statement that nothing had been done by Jindal to develop Kurukshetra as a religious tourism hub, Jindal said that the Gujarat CM was ill-informed and didn’t know that he had worked hard to bring Tirupati, Akshardham and Iskon temples to Kurukshetra.
He said that trains like Shatabadi and Sachkhand now halted at Kurukshetra. He said that Kurukshetra had witnessed uprecedented development in the areas of infrastructure development.