Udaipur, Oct 26: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday reached out to the tribals in poll-bound Rajasthan, saying their patriotism has inspired all Indians.
Addressing a rally in poll-bound Rajasthan’s Udaipur District, Modi said the patriotism of the tribal communities inspires us even today.
“If we look at 1857 rebellion, history is testimony to the fact that tribals were the first to challenge the British. Their patriotism and sacrifice still inspires us,” said Modi.
“People remember Jallianwallah Bagh, but people of the region have not acknowledged their role in their fight against the British. Rana Pratap spent his life in this region, preparing for his wars,” he added.
Modi alleged that Rahul Gandhi does not trust the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Government.
“Rahul Gandhi came to ask for support for Ashok Gehlot, but the question is does he trust Ashok Gehlot? Does he trust his own Chief Minister? If he did, he would not have gone to Gopalgarh without informing him,” said Modi.
“Let me ask you: can you trust the Chief Minister that ‘Shahzada’ doesn’t have faith in?” he added.
Modi further said the Human Rights Commission has used the worst words for Ashok Gehlot.
“That commission also doesn’t have faith in Ashok Gehlot. There have been 25 communal riots in five years of Gehlot rule, more than 80 people have died
Their minority commission has said this government can’t protect the minorities,” he added.
Modi said the Congress arrogance has reached its limits.
“Tell me: is the government accountable for its actions? They question BJP, what did you do? They said they will control inflation in 100 days, tell me what happened to inflation?” asked Modi.
“When Vajpayee left the government, comparing the inflation from then to now, it makes me wonder if the poor can even eat in this country,” he added.
Modi, who was flanked by former Rajasthan Chief Minister and BJP state president Vasundhara Raje, also raised the issue of inflation and rampant corruption to criticize the Congress.
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate said that instead of talking about people’s welfare, Congress is running family serials. Modi alleged that the CBI is being used for political purposes
Raje, who spoke earlier lauded Modi on the occasion, and called for a Congress-free India.
“The time has now come to fight one more battle against the Congress and throw out this corrupt and anti-people government,” she said.
She also lashed out at Rahul Gandhi, saying he just talks and has not done anything at the ground level.
Raje, who is leaving no stone unturned in her efforts to ensure that the BJP is back in power in Rajasthan, also reached out to the youth and women.
Rajasthan, which is currently governed by a Congress Government, votes for a new assembly on December 1. The counting of votes will take place on December 8. (ANI)