Supporting his statement, Modi recalled Rahul Gandhi's previous remark in which the Congress Vice President had quoted Mrs Gandhi saying, "power is poison."
Earlier on Saturday, the UPA Chairperson said in her address at a public rally in Gulbarga in northern Karnataka, "This is an area which was the 'karmabhoomi' of Sufi saints and a symbol of composite culture of the country. I firmly believe that you will not allow those who sow the seeds of poison, who don't believe in secular credentials and who play the politics of instigating violence to succeed."
Modi saddened by Arunachal Pradesh student's death in Delhi:
Modi was saddened by the death of a young student from Arunachal Pradesh -- Nido Taniam who was allegedly killed after being beaten by local people at Lajpal Nagar market in Delhi.
Slamming Congress President Sonia Gandhi for not controlling such incidents in the national capital, Modi asserted that Indian government should hostels for those young people who come from North-Eastern states to different metro cities in the country for education and jobs.
Now, Gujarat is a riot-free state, but not UP, says Modi:
The BJP leader assured people that his government can make Uttar Pradesh a riot-free state if it comes to power after upcoming general election.
He also called Samajwadi Party (SP) a "Samaj Virodhi Party (anti-social party)". Showing his concern for security for women in the country, Modi said, "What is the law and order situation here? I want to ask you, do you trust that women are safe in this SP rule. SP Government is capable of nothing but vote-bank politics. do you want to make UP riot free? BJP believe in peace, prosperity and development, I promise you that."
Continuing his speech at the rally, Modi assured everyone present at the venue that even Meerut can develop like any other city like in Gujarat.
Raising several questions for the aam-aadmi (common man), Modi asked, ...do you get electricity 24 hours. Coming of electricity is news in UP and not going. People discuss in train, buses about their electricity problem in their houses."
"They have brought the State to such a pathetic condition that people has lost hope of development. This development does not happen by mere promise but by good intentions," asserted Gujarat CM.
Speaking about 1857 war, in which Meerut had played a crucial role, Modi said that Congress is afraid of informing people about the war.
Modi said that Congress always claimed that its party members had participated in the struggle to get freedom for the country. But if you know reality of 1857 battle, you will understand Congress's battle did not even match to those freedom fighters who had first fought for us, asserted BJP's PM candidate.
Narendra Modi begins speech at Meerut rally:
After Rajnath Singh, now the star of the rally -- Narendra Modi began his speech addressing a huge crowd with his signature tune -- Bharat Mata Ki Jay!
The Gujarat CM was overwhelmed to see the crowd and apologised to those people who could not reach the venue on time.
Rajnath ignites 1984, Muzaffarnagar riots row at Modi rally:
Igniting the 1984 and Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh, BJP President asserted that Congress should apologise for 1984 riot. He also accused Uttar Pradesh government-led by Akhilesh Yadav of not handling the situation when Muzaffarnagar had witnessed a riot in 2013.
Raising security concern for women in the statement, Rajnath also said that Samajwadi Party government failed to provide security to women and children.
India wants BJP, not Congress, says Rajnath at Modi rally:
Speaking at the rally, Rajnasth Singh said that crowd gathered at the venue of the Vijay Shankhnad Rally proved that the country now needs a change. People of the country now want BJP and not Congress, claimed Rajnath.
Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh reach Meerut:
Narendra Modi along with BJP President Rajnath Singh reached Meerut, one of the crucial places in Uttar Pradesh which might be proved costly for in upcoming Lok Sabha election 2014.
Narendra Modi to address mega rally in Meerut:
Prime Minister (PM) candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- Narendra Modi will address a mega rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, Feb 2.
Security at the rally has been tightened, with an inspector general of police being made in charge of a political rally for the first time.
The security has been stepped up in view of the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in Uttar Pradesh last year. A number of police personnel have been deployed. Besides bomb disposal squads, metal detectors have been set up to secure Modi's rally, officials said.
Security at the rally has been tightened in view of riot in Muzaffarnagar
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goel told IANS that security for Modi's rally has been tightened. He also said the Inspector General (IG) Meerut has been assigned the charge of the security at Meerut.
This is for the first time that a high-ranking official has been assigned with the duty of a political rally. Officials said two superintendent of police (SP), 10 additional SPs, 20 deputy SPs, 12 inspectors, 150 sub-inspectors, 450 constables, 22 traffic sub-inspectors, 15 traffic head constables and 10 companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) have been sent from the headquarters in Lucknow.
Also, 20 hand-held metal detectors, 25 door-framed metal detectors, three anti-sabotage teams, two bomb disposal squads and two commando units of the anti-terrorist squad have also been dispatched for the rally venue. Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) has taken over the rally venue for the past one week and the area is being sanitised, an official said. Political parties expect Modi to speak on the Muzaffarnagar communal riots that left 63 dead and thousands homeless.
The Akhilesh Yadav-led government has been slammed for poor rehabilitation and for its failure to contain the riots. The Samajwadi Party (SP) government has in turn blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for inciting communal passions. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress have alleged the riots were a result of an understanding between BJP and SP.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has so far maintained a studied silence on the riots and party insiders say that he might finally speak his mind at the rally. Former Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh, who quit service, may join the BJP at the rally.
(With agency inputs)