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Anti-women Cong will be punished by people: Modi

Says Congress will be wiped out in Gujarat as they will be punished for cheating people

Premal Balan  |  Ahmedabad 

Terming the Congress-led government at the Centre as anti-women for putting a cap on subsidised gas cylinders, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the party while campaigning in Dakor, Kheda district and Kaalol, Panchmahal district for the assembly elections.

He said that the Congress would be wiped out in Gujarat as they will be punished for cheating people.

Modi talked about the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders and the burden it has placed on the common man. He termed the Congress as being anti-woman, and claimed that it was obstructing Gujarat government’s initiative to provide piped gas to people.

"Anti-woman Congress got Fatwa from Delhi against our initiative to provide piped gas... [This is] another example of how UPA treats Gujarat as enemy state," Modi said during an election rally in Kaalol.

"Should we or should we not punish such a Congress?” the chief minister questioned. “By doing this, Delhi thought Modi will be scared. But we have never bent and will never bend. We have gone to the Supreme Court and will win there!” he added, and urged people to vote in large numbers to make the BJP victorious.

"Congress may try hard but it will be wiped out of Gujarat, people will punish them for cheating," Modi added.

Giving an example of the Congress attempts to defame Gujarat, Modi pointed out how the Congress uses photos of children from Sri Lanka to spread lies about Gujarat. "The Congress does not stop at stealing money, it steals photos also," Modi said.

In his speech, Modi declared that if the Congress wanted to serve the people of Gujarat, they must first do something good for them from Delhi. On the negative campaigns of the Congress on Gujarat government Modi said, "More the dirt you throw, better will the Lotus bloom.” He further claimed that there was no abuse from the dictionary left which the Congress has not used on him.

Modi also came down heavily on UPA for rising fertiliser prices and failing to enhance fertiliser production.

The chief minister also offered prayers at the Shri Ranchhodrai Rai Temple at Dakor in the morning before beginning his campaign for the day.

First Published: Wed, December 05 2012. 16:12 IST