Campaigning for semifinal; preparing for final
The premature anointment of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, a year before the General Election speaks volumes about the BJP’S approach to the upcoming Assembly elections
BJP is looking at the assembly elections as the testing ground of its ammunition, that it will use next year to come back at the helm of affairs in Delhi, after a decades’ hiatus.
Narendra Modi’s proficiency over oratory is a well established fact. Wherever he goes, he has his eyes set on New Delhi. So, during his rallies in the poll-bound states, he never leaves a chance to take a dig at the UPA government and the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
In his recent rally in Rajastan, Modi ridiculed Rahul Gandhi for his inability to draw crowd. He also mocked at the embarrassing situation, where Delhi Chief Minister Shela Dixit had to request the crowd to stay back to listen to the Gandhi scion during a rally in Delhi.
In his usual style, Modi drew comparisons with his rallies where he had to apologize to the crowd, who did not manage to get a glimpse of the Gujarat Chief Minister, with that of the Congress vice president.
Accusing the Congress of practicing ‘Ghartantra’ ( dynastic politics) instead if ‘Ganatantra’ (democracy), he said that most of the Congress leaders never experienced poverty and that’s why poverty is nothing but a state of mind for them.
Modi tore into the Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for the state of law and order in the state, where most of the ministers are behind bars, or have resigned in the wake sexual charges against them. He criticized Gehlot for his failure to prevent 40 communal riots that took place in Rajasthan in the last five years.
The Gujarat CM also denounced the Congress government in Rajasthan,for its failure to provide basic amenities to the poor and to prevent increasing atrocities against the the tribal population in Rajastan.