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Northeast children not safe in Delhi: Modi

Says Cong manifesto for the LS election deceives people with more false promises

IANS  |  Guwahati 

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday said that "children from northeast are not safe in Delhi" and questioned Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on what they have done for them.

"Children from northeast are not safe in Delhi. In Delhi, a northeast boy was killed. I want to ask Sonia Gandhi and 'shehzada' (a reference to Rahul Gandhi) when you had come here, you could have spoken at least a few words of comfort," Modi said while referring to Nido Tania, a student from Arunachal Pradesh who was killed in the national capital.

He said the Congress is busy with politics and does not see the crimes being committed against the people from the northeast in the national capital.

"Your children will be killed but the Congress party will not remember it. So the people who forget you, how long do you want to remember them?" asked Modi at a rally here.

He went on to say that there "will be no place in India where Congress will be able to win. This election is turning out to be one where the people have decided on the result even before the elections are held".

Earlier, addressing a rally in Itanagar, Modi accused the Congress of making false promises to the people.

He said the Congress promised five years ago, when it won the last parliamentary election, to bring down food prices and check inflation.

Both, he said, had not been done.

"They (Congress) say 'we do what we say'. The Congress in 2009 promised to check price rise. Did prices go down?" Modi asked loudly, getting a roaring "no" as the response from the crowd.

He then asked, equally loudly, has inflation gone up. The crowd responded with a thunderous "yes".

Modi said that the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha election deceived people with more false promises.

"The Congress 'ghoshana patra' is actually a 'dhokha patra'," he said.

Both Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are focussing on the northeast now as it will kick off the first round of the staggered Lok Sabha election beginning April 7.

Five of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam and one of the two in Tripura will see polling April 7.

First Published: Mon, March 31 2014. 14:46 IST