Narendra Modi targets Rahul Gandhi over 'sermons' on corruption

Mon Dec 23 2013, 11:50 hrs
At Mumbai's 'Mahagarjana rally' on December 22, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his attack on corruption before Corporate India which amounted to doublespeak by the Congress, a party which he accused of being "immersed" in graft. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
At Mumbai's 'Mahagarjana rally' on December 22, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his attack on corruption before Corporate India which amounted to doublespeak by the Congress, a party which he accused of being "immersed" in graft. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
"I heard the speech of a big Congress leader yesterday. He was speaking against corruption. See their daring. No one else can dare do this. These people are so immersed in corruption. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"I heard the speech of a big Congress leader yesterday. He was speaking against corruption. See their daring. No one else can dare do this. These people are so immersed in corruption. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"Despite this, they make innocent face and speak against corruption," the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said in an obvious reference to the Congress Vice President's remarks on corruption before business leaders yesterday. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
"Despite this, they make innocent face and speak against corruption," the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said in an obvious reference to the Congress Vice President's remarks on corruption before business leaders yesterday. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
"The Adarsh commission report has indicted ministers. On one hand, Maharashtra government decides to save the corrupt and on the other, a Congress leader is giving sermons in Delhi," he said without naming Rahul. The Maharashtra Government had rejected the Adarsh report which had indicted three successive Chief Ministers--all Congress leaders. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"The Adarsh commission report has indicted ministers. On one hand, Maharashtra government decides to save the corrupt and on the other, a Congress leader is giving sermons in Delhi," he said without naming Rahul. The Maharashtra Government had rejected the Adarsh report which had indicted three successive Chief Ministers--all Congress leaders. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
BJP leader Hema Malini was also present at the rally. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
BJP leader Hema Malini was also present at the rally. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"Congress speaks one thing and does another," he said. Interacting with business leaders here and responding to their concerns yesterday, Rahul admitted that corruption is the "biggest issue" that is "bleeding people dry". (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"Congress speaks one thing and does another," he said. Interacting with business leaders here and responding to their concerns yesterday, Rahul admitted that corruption is the "biggest issue" that is "bleeding people dry". (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"Corruption is bleeding our people dry. It is an unacceptable burden on the people of our nation. We must fight corruption with all our strength and determination," he said but asserted "this government has done more than any other government to combat corruption.... The Congress Party has developed a framework against corruption." (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
"Corruption is bleeding our people dry. It is an unacceptable burden on the people of our nation. We must fight corruption with all our strength and determination," he said but asserted "this government has done more than any other government to combat corruption.... The Congress Party has developed a framework against corruption." (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
Modi, who began his speech in Marathi before switching over to Hindi, accused Congress of being involved in divide and rule for vote bank politics. "This has been their speciality. They learnt this from British." said. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
Modi, who began his speech in Marathi before switching over to Hindi, accused Congress of being involved in divide and rule for vote bank politics. "This has been their speciality. They learnt this from British." said. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"The problems we face won't be solved till we free India from vote bank politics and get it on path of development politics," he stressed. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"The problems we face won't be solved till we free India from vote bank politics and get it on path of development politics," he stressed. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
The reason for the problems the country faces is not our history or geography but Congress-ruled governments, he said. "The voice of 'Congress-free India' should go out from Mumbai, which first gave the call of 'Quit India' against British rule," the Gujarat Chief Minister said. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
The reason for the problems the country faces is not our history or geography but Congress-ruled governments, he said. "The voice of 'Congress-free India' should go out from Mumbai, which first gave the call of 'Quit India' against British rule," the Gujarat Chief Minister said. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
"I wish that in 2014 elections, votes should be sought for the country and not in the name of party. We want to say, "Vote for India", to free the country of dynastic rule, corruption, inflation, bad governance and to maintain unity of the country," he said. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)
"I wish that in 2014 elections, votes should be sought for the country and not in the name of party. We want to say, "Vote for India", to free the country of dynastic rule, corruption, inflation, bad governance and to maintain unity of the country," he said. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)

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