Narendra Modi reveals how poor are exploited ahead of election

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Balasore (Odisha), April 11: It is an 'open secret' that poor people of the country are being exploited everyday by everyone -- be it a politician or a businessman. And if it is election time, then they become one of the main targets of the politicians to gain votes from the aam aadmi (common man). Now, Prime Ministerial Candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- Narendra Modi too raised the issue while speaking at a party rally in Balasore in Odisha on Friday, April 11.

Hitting out at the state government-led by BJD and central government-led by Congress, Modi said, "When elections come they start taking names of poor. Its nothing but a way to win elections."

Without taking Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other political leaders' names, Modi said, "The way we go to tourist places, there are some people who go to homes of poor for tourism and take cameramen too."

Like tourist spots, they go to home of poor with TV cameras: Modi

Earlier it was seen media persons covering Rahul's visit to a poor family in Uttar Pradesh where he had spent a night at their home.

However, speaking about BJP and its latest manifesto for 2014 election, Modi said, "We have a track record of service. We believe in Daridra Narayan. For us the poor are a manifestation of Almighy."

Continuing his attacks, Modi said, "See how blessed Odisha is. But, the leaders here could not manage what God has given and they ruined things for people."

"You elected a Govt that neither understands your language and pain. And in Delhi there is a Govt that steals coal, jobs," Modi added while slamming Manmohan Singh and Naveen Patnaik's governments at the centre and the state respectively.

People of Odisha cast their votes in the first phase of polling on Thursday for 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats. Polling for 21 Lok Sabha seats and the 147-member assembly would be held simultaneously April 10 and 17. There are a total of 2,88,80,850 voters in the state.

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