Nuapada/Balangir/Rourkela, April 4: Dubbing Congress as 'betrayer', Narendra Modi today took a jibe at its hand symbol, alleging it had mastered the art of 'haath ki safai' to loot the country's wealth.
"People must understand the Congress tactics of first extending the hand and then shaking hands in a friendly gesture before sweeping the nation's assets with haath ki safai," the BJP prime ministerial candidate alleged at a series of election rallies in Odisha.
"Congress betrayed the people as it had promised to check inflation within 100 days before the last elections, remove poverty and provide employment, but failed to keep its words," Modi said. Describing Congress as the repository of all evils, the Gujarat Chief Minister said said when people spoke of corruption, price rise and bad governance, the name of Congress automatically came to the mind.
While I want to resolve problems, Congress wants to stop me from coming to power
Claiming that Congress was afraid of BJP coming to power, Modi said while he was only concerned about finding solutions to people's problems, the focus of Congress, was to prevent him from coming to power. Stating that though the people in India were generally tolerant and forgave mistakes, he said, they would definitely punish those who betrayed them.
Claiming that inflation and plight of the people could not be controlled until the Congress was thrown out of power, he strongly opposed 'dynastic and destructive politics. The country, he said, needed a 'sevak' (servant) like him and not an administrator.