Solan, Dec 5 (UNI) BJP president Rajnath Singh today said the Congress had no right to seek votes from the electorate following its ''failure to deliver the goods whenever it was voted to power in the states and Centre where it ruled for major part after Independence.'' Addressing a public meeting here, he said there was always a wide gap in its ''words and deeds'' over the last 50 years when it was in power in the states and at the Centre.
Mr Singh alleged it ''misled and befooled'' the masses with deceit and falsehood and had ''cheated the nation'' by pursuing the politics of vote bank.
Criticising the Congress for mixing poverty and development with religion, he alleged it had always taken advantage of the religious sentiments of the people to garner a few extra votes.
Citing the example of Japan, which is occupying a place of pride in the list of advanced nations despite its almost complete annihilation during the second World War, he questioned as to why India had failed on this front.
''Why a nation of over 100 crore has failed to achieve that position,'' he asked, adding that it was due to the betrayal of the Congress, which was responsible for rampant corruption in the society.
He claimed the previous NDA Government headed by the BJP exhibited the political honesty in honouring all the promise made in its manifesto and sought the support of people on the strength of its performance and good governance.
Referring to the Congress Government's promise to provide jobs to one member of each family in the state during the last assembly elections, he said it would have to ''bear the consequences'' for taking the electorate for a ride.