Addressing an election meeting Wednesday night in this temple town in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, he said that the Congress was staring at defeat. "They are worried because a tea seller has challenged their dynasty," he said.
Cong is worried because a tea seller has challenged their dynasty:Modi
"To date in my entire life, not even a single FIR was registered against me, not even for wrong-side scooter driving, and not even for wrong parking. "Suddenly today when I landed here I came to know that an FIR has been registered against me...I will never forget April 30. One can understand if someone points (threatens with) a knife, a pistol or a gun (and FIR is registered). But do you know why FIR was registered against me? Because I showed a lotus to the people," he said.
Congress was staring at defeat and "the Delhi government" was worried that a person who eked out his livelihood by selling tea was challenging them, he added.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leader was booked for showing off his party symbol close to a polling booth in Gandhinagar where he voted.
Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, complained that this violated the model code of conduct. On the urging of the poll panel, the Gujarat authorities filed a police complaint against Modi.