Attacking Congress president Sonia Gandhi for trying to insult the people of Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned that the utterances would prove costly for the party in the Assembly poll.
“You are trying to incite the people of Gujarat. You are trying to insult the people by calling their Chief Minister a cheat,” Modi said hitting out at the Congress president while addressing a poll rally in Ahwa and Vasnda towns in South Gujarat.
“Madam Sonia Gandhi had in 2007 called me Maut ka Saudagar (merchants of death), and people of Gujarat gave BJP a two-third majority. This time she has called me a `cheat’. People are going to wipe out Congress from Gujarat,” he said.
The Gujarat Chief Minister dared Sonia to get the Centre act against him if he has done anything wrong.
“If Narendra Modi has done any cheating, any fraud, I invite your Government in Delhi to file a case against me,” the BJP stalwart said.
Addressing a public meeting in Lalpur in Jamnagar Modi that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, which Congress president is heading, wrote in its report that Gujarat is the fastest growing State in India.
“If you do not have faith in the foundation you head, look to Manmohan Singh’s Government. Out of the awards given by the Centre in various spheres, 60 per cent were won by Gujarat,” he affirmed.
Modi was replying to Gandhi’s charge that the BJP Government’s tall claims about development were nowhere to be seen in the State and its promises were “hollow and false”.