Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi exuded extraordinary confidence on Tuesday that the BJP would easily retain power in the State. He was addressing a huge gathering in the presence of former BJP president Rajnath Singh and the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely.
“I do not need to make different appeals to win elections among people. The decade-long record of my Government’s hard work speaks for itself,” Modi said.
Taking a dig at the Congress’s election ad campaign in Gujarat, Modi said, “There are advertisements on television 90 times a day saying, ‘Disha badlo, dasha badlegi’. But what disha (direction) is this? The same disha of Delhi?”
“Do you want the same durdasha of Delhi in Gujarat? Corruption, curfew — do you want all this? Gujarat does not want to see it now,” Modi said.
Pointing out that his Government had banned cancer-causing ‘gutka’, Modi asked the people to ban Congress from Gujarat.
Jaitely said under the Congress-led UPA Government, corruption had reached its zenith and all development work had come to a standstill.
“The term ‘policy paralysis’ has been used for the first time in the country for this government,” Jaitely said.
(With inputs from PTI)