In a two-pronged attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, Oct 6 waded into a controversy over a news report that Congress government in Haryana has officially legitimized the land deal between Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Vadra and DLF Ltd and asked the Election Commission to take serious note of the issue.
"They (Hooda government) know that after the elections, the son-in-law (Vadra) will not get any clearances for illegal deals. So, in between the election process, they have dared to take such a decision," Modi said at an election rally at Hisar.
"I think Hooda was pressurised from the top (Congress leadership) to take such a decision," he said. The Election Commission, the Prime Minister hoped, would take "serious note" of the state government's decision.
Modi also criticised the Chautalas asking the people to rid the state of "bahubalis" (musclemen or goons) and the "dynastic politics" of Congress by raking up Robert Vadra's land deals.
Describing those who ruled the state in the past as "bahubalis", an apparent reference to the family of former chief minister OP.
Chautala, Modi said, "There is a need to get Haryana rid of "bahubalis" so that common man gets good governance, old persons are given respect and women are provided security."
Addressing election rallies on his second leg of campaigning for the Oct 15 assembly polls, Modi said a government with absolute majority will be able to get Haryana rid of "bahubalis".