Agencies, New Delhi
In a show of strength by the BJP ahead of the Assembly polls in Delhi, Gujarat Chief Minister and party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today addressed a rally in the Capital, attacking the Congress on issues like corruption while slamming Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for ‘insulting’ Prime Minister Manmohan Singh through his public rejection of the Ordinance on convicted MPs.
In his first rally in the Capital after being named BJP’s PM candidate, Mr Modi said, ‘’the Congress government is ‘addicted’ to corruption, much like an alcoholic needs alcohol.’’ He said for the UPA, Gandhibhakti was worshipping wads of Rs 1000 notes.
‘’UPA is immersed in Gandhi bhakti and this means taking the currency notes with Bapu’s images on them. This is their Gandhi bhakti.’’
Addressing the rally, which was also attended by former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Delhi BJP chief Vijay goel, BJP leaders Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mr Modi said, ‘’when the Congress government is mired in corruption, instead of finding a solution, it stops functioning.’’
Referring in this context to the scam related to the alleged irregularities in the Commonwealth Games at Delhi, Mr Modi said, ‘’CWG was a lost opportunity and the scam was like looting India’s sportsmanship.’’
He also attacked the Congress and its vice president Rahul Gandhi for calling the Ordinance on convicted MPs a ‘nonsense’.