'Conspiracies' being hatched against me as Cong unable to digest my popularity: Modi

ModiNarendra Modi also charged Congress and UPA government for playing votebank politics. (AP Photo)

With the Congress targeting him over charges of illegal snooping, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged that "conspiracies" were being hatched against him by the ruling party as it was unable to "digest" the "saffron wave" and his growing popularity.

Addressing his first rally in Karnataka after being made the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, he said, "The attacks on Narendra Modi are intensifying. You can see how intense it has become. All kinds of language are being used, all kinds of tactics are being used. No effort is being spared to disrupt our campaign.''

Terming the turnout of about three lakh people as a "saffron wave", Modi said, "They are unable to digest this... don't know what kind of language is being used and the kind of conspiracies being hatched... They are trying various ways and means to rattle the BJP."

Making a strong pitch for the youth's vote, Modi credited the BJP under former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the growth of Information Technology as well as India's moon and Mars programmes. He also blamed the UPA government for the decline in software exports.

"The Congress has no faith in the youth. It it has no faith in science or democracy. It is dependent on vote bank politics for its success,'' said Modi, as he urged the youth to vote for the BJP with the promise of moving India from "confusion to clarity, corruption to good governance, stagnancy to buoyancy, poison to nectar''.

Stating that "the Congress is not connected to the people'', he said, "They live in ivory towers. They are indoor people, we are outdoor people."He said, "For the UPA, youth is only a voter, for us youth is power."

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