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Modi, BJP staring at poll defeat; Rahul to be next PM: Hardik

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Tuesday said is staring at defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and claimed his party will get more seats than the BJP in

He also slammed Modi over his remarks against former

"After the five phases of Lok Sabha elections, the smile on Modi's face has worn out. The BJP and Modi know they are staring at defeat," he said.

"Modi is still misleading the country," said the Patidar quota agitation from while speaking to reporters here.

"I don't claim the will sweep the Lok Sabha But I am sure the will get one seat more than the BJP in Gujarat (which has 26 seats), said the 25-year-old activist-turned-politician.

for his remark against Rajiv Gandhi, he said, "I feel it (the statement) is very unfortunate for the nation."

Speaking at an election rally at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh last week, Modi had dubbed as "corrupt number 1".

"The used foul language against Rajivji who heralded communication revolution and strengthened the country, Patel said.

"The Prime Minister is trying to show in a poor light. In our society no one gives wrong statement against a dead person, he said.

"I am saddened by these statements against Rajivji," the Congress said.

Patel claimed Congress would be the next Prime Minister.

"The BJP could not fulfil its 2014 promises like generating 2 crore jobs a year and depositing Rs 15 lakh in the of people," he said.

Patel said as the BJP has done nothing in its five- year rule, the party is now harping on nationalism, trying to divide Hindus and Muslims and spread hatred between and for electoral gains.

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First Published: Tue, May 07 2019. 21:35 IST