Addressing another rally in Ramanathapuram, Modi highlighted his govt’s strong fight against terror and a relaxed tax regime for the middle class.
Theni (Tamil Nadu): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to corner the Congress on its showpiece poll promise of minimum income scheme “Nyay” (justice), demanding justice for the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Bhopal gas tragedy and violence against dalits.
Addressing a poll rally in Theni in Tamil Nadu, he alleged that the Congress and dishonesty were best friends but sometimes “by mistake”, they end up speaking the truth.
“Now they are saying ‘Ab Hoga Nyay’ (justice will be done now) even if they did not intend, they have admitted that all they have done is ‘Anyay’ (injustice) for 60 long years,” he said.
“I want to ask the Congress who will do Nyay to the victims of 1984 Sikh riots ?.Who will do Nyay to all the victims of anti-dalit (violence)? Who will do Nyay to the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, among the worst environmental disaster in India?” he asked
Looking to strike a chord with Tamil voters, Mr Modi said he wants the Congress to tell, “Who will do Nyay to the government of great M.G. Ramachandran ji, which was dismissed by the Congress just because one family did not like those leaders… the Congress, which talks about Nyay has done most injustice to regional aspirations by ‘shamelessly’, imposing Article 356 to dismiss state governments of M.G. Ramachandran, M. Karunanidhi and the Communists.”
Addressing another rally in Ramanathapuram, Mr Modi highlighted his government’s strong fight against terror and a relaxed tax regime for the middle class.
While terror attacks shook the nation during the Congress regime, the NDA’s policy halted them, he said.
“Those who cannot protect India can never develop the nation. When Congress and their allies were in power, terrorists were attacking the nation regularly.City after city, there were blasts but the Congress remained helpless and silent,” he said.
A vote for DMK, Congress, and Muslim League combine would lead to higher taxes and less development and give a free hand to terrorists and rise of criminal elements in politics, he alleged.
Blaming the DMK and the Congress for vote bank politics in opposing a bill on abolishing triple talaq in Parliament, Mr Modi said, “These parties do not believe in dignity of women.”
Countering Rahul Gandhi’s recent attempt to invoked Tamil pride and rationalist leader Periyar to target the BJP’s Hindutva line, Mr Modi referred to the legacy of late AIADMK leaders MGR and J. Jayalalithaa who worked for the welfare of the poor.
In both the rallies, Mr Modi referred to ongoing development projects in Tamil Nadu and listed his government’s welfare initiatives like the free LPG connections.
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