Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted voters to vote against the Congress party in order to teach a lesson to its President Sonia Gandhi for terming him a ''Merchant of Death''.
Adressing the public rallies in North Gujarat's Dhandhuka, Bavala and Banaskantha for second phase of the Assembly polls, scheduled to be held on December 16, he slammed the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for adopting anti-Gujarat stance.
Referring to the Parliament attack accused Mohd Afzal Guru, Mr Modi said instead of countering terrorism, the UPA government was guarding the merchants of death.
In Dhandhuka and Bavala, he said the people of Gujarat were facing water and electricity problems because during its 45 year rule, the Congress had failed to address these issues.
On the contrary, he said, the BJP-ruled governent in Gujarat has made water and electricity available to the villages. Besides these, it has generated employment opportunities to lakhs of people by setting up of several Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and overall industrial growth in the state.
Mr Modi addressed almost 14 public rallies in his whirlwind poll campaign today. Adressing 50,000 strong public rallies in Vadnagar and Kheralu, he said Ms Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi attempted to tarnish the image of Gujarat but they had failed to give any details of what Central Government had done for the development of Gujarat.
Alleging that the Congress has been meting out unjustful treatment to Gujarat since the days of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, he said the Congress has no future direction, except the Nehru dynasty.