Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 13 May, sought to dismiss "claims by pundits and planted reports from Delhi" that there is no "Modi wave" in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as was the case in 2014 polls.
The (Modi) wave is coming out from each home, he said, addressing an election rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam.
"“Pundits are claiming there is no wave...Stories are being planted from Delhi. Initially, they said there is no wave. The voting percentage is now higher than before. So they are worried. They are not aware that there are two (types of) people who are creating records: My young friends who are voting for the first time and my mothers and sisters, who have made up their mind to elect their brother who ensured death penalty to rapists.” " - Prime Minister Narendra Modi
"Our mothers and sisters have decided to elect as PM one who provided (cooking) gas and electricity and have come out with full strength to cast their vote. When mothers and sisters come out, pundits fail to understand from where is the wave coming. The wave is coming from each home," he said.
'Hua to Hua' Remark Shows Arrogance of Congress: Modi
Modi also tore into Congress leader Sam Pitroda's "hua to hua" (it happened, so what?) remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Incidents like the Bhopal gas tragedy and scams like CWG, 2G spectrum and coal allocation happened under the watch of the Rahul Gandhi-led party, which brazenly says "hua to hua", he said.
Modi reiterated his claim that the Gandhis used warship INS Viraat for "picnic". But when questions were raised about it, the Congress said "hua to hua", he added.
Modi recalled the sacrifice of Lieutenant Commander Dharmendra Singh Chouhan, a Ratlam native, who was killed while fighting a blaze aboard warship INS Vikramaditya.
"On the other hand is the Naamdar's family, who used a warship for picnic. When questions are raised about it, they shamelessly say 'hua to hua'," Modi said.
Jawans died in terror and Naxal attacks, but the Congress kept saying, "hua to hua", he said.
Replying to a reporter's question on the 1984 riots, Pitroda, a close aide of Rahul Gandhi and head of the Overseas Congress said last week, "Hua to hua..."
"'Hua to hua' are not mere three words, they reflect the ideology and arrogance of the Congress. People are now saying 'enough is enough' in response to it," Modi said.
Modi Targets Kamal Nath Govt in MP, Says Congress Cheated God
Targeting the Kamal Nath government in MP over its "failure" to implement farmers loan waiver promise, Modi likened people to God and said, "The Congress cheated God." The Congress has objections in raising the "Bharat Mata ki Jai" slogan, he said.
Without naming Rahul Gandhi, Modi said the "naamdar" begins his speeches abusing him.
Modi said the Congress spun a new yarn by coining the "Hindu terror" term.
"Due to wrong policies of the government headed by Naamdars of Congress, there were bomb blasts in the country. Those behind them had a link across the border to Pakistan. But Congress said hua to hua,” he said.
Digvijay Committed ‘Big Sin’ by Not Voting, Says Modi
Modi attributed senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal seat, not casting his vote to "internal bickering" within the Congress.
(Digvijay) Singh committed a "big sin" by not casting his vote, the PM said.
"It also reflects the arrogance of the Congress leader as when the entire country, including the President, myself and others went to vote, Singh did not as he was afraid,” Modi said.
Singh, a registered voter at his hometown Raghogarh in the state's Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat, did not exercise his franchise during the polling held there on Sunday.
The Congress leader, who is pitted against BJP leader and 2008 Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur, stayed put in Bhopal, asking people to come out and vote.
"Diggy Raja you have committed a big sin...in the festival of democracy, the President, Vice President stood in queues to cast their votes, but Diggy Raja did not," Modi said at a rally in the state's Ratlam district.
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