Modi challenges Rahul, hits out at RSVP model

April 20, 2014 - 5:45:06 am

Barpeta/Katihar: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi yesterday fired fresh salvos at the Congress, terming the UPA a “mother-son” government and raking up the alleged land deals of Robert Vadra by saying that the country wants to know about the “RSVP (Rahul, Sonia, Vadra, Priyanka) model”.

Addressing rallies in Bihar and Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said the Congress was sure to be defeated in the Lok Sabha elections.

In his rallies in Assam, Modi challenged Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to “a face-off” as they were both addressing rallies in the state.

“Rahul Gandhi, you are also in Assam today (Saturday). I am also here. So let’s have a face-off,” Modi said at Barpeta. Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Nagaon.

Attacking the Congress and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Modi said: “Just tell me why is a mill here in Assam closed? What is your chief minister doing? He has been selected three times and he can’t even start a mill which will provide employment to the youth.” Urging people to vote for the BJP, Modi said the Congress will not do anything for the common man.

Hinting at the allegations that Sonia Gandhi went through files from the Prime Minister’s Office, Modi said the country “cannot be run by remote control” and accused the Congress of making false promises. He urged voters to give the BJP at least 300 seats to form a strong government. Addressing a rally in Katihar in Bihar, Modi raked up the alleged land deals by Vadra and said the country wants to know about the “RSVP model”.

Modi, who has been under attack from the Congress over his Gujarat model of development, referred to Vadra and said India wants to know about the model in which “Rs1 lakh become Rs300 crore in four years”. “They ask for RSVP in big functions. In India’s politics, we have RSVP too and a media house threw light on their activities,” Modi said.

IANS

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