Congress leaders think they are born to rule, Modi says in Delhi

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New Delhi, Nov 23: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi slammed the Congress at a rally in Dwarka here on Saturday. Urging people to vote in favour of the BJP-Akali Dal alliance in Delhi in the December 4 elections, Modi attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying the latter thought about divide and rule while the BJP is always in favour of integration and development. "You think of saving your chair, we think of saving the nation," he said.

Modi asked Gandhi to visit the poor with a camera and capture the moments of pain that they go through.

He said the Shehzada (the name by which he refers to Rahul Gandhi) thinks India is a beehive but for the BJP, it is our mother. He said for Gandhi, poverty is a state of mind but for them, poor is the manifestation of the Almighty.

Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Dwarka for the Delhi polls on December 4

Modi also told the people that while going to cast their ballots on December 4, they should think about the high prices of onions and gas cylinders, the things for daily use.

Modi also raked up the tragic case of Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old medical student who was brutally gangraped in a moving bus in the capital on December 16 last year. He took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying while the latter spoke about the safety of the women, it is during their rule that Delhi has become the rape capital.

On the issue of price rise, Modi said the PM had given him the task to head a chief ministerial committee to take steps to curb the rising price but never cared to implement any of the suggestions that they gave.

The leader also mocked Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram saying the latter remarked that the prices are rising because the poor are eating two vegetables. "Do you understand this?", he asked the audience.

Modi also raked up the Coalgate and Coomonwealth scams issues, accusing the Congress had changed its name, symbol and ideology but not the intentions. "Congress leaders think they born to rule. They want to keep people in their pockets," Modi said.

Modi also raised the issue of Yamuna River water pollution. He said Rs 3,900 crore have been used for cleaning Yamuna but yet the work is not finished. He compared it with the Sabarmati River in Gujarat, which he said was cleaned up for just Rs 900 crore.

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