Replying to Congress demand that BJP rethink on its PM candidate for 2014 general polls following media reports of Amit Shah, BJP general secretary and a close associate of Modi putting a young woman under pervasive surveillance at the behest of his “sahib”, Singh during party’s rally here said the Congress was trying to malign Gujarat CM by using all the means.
“To tarnish Modi’s image, CBI and other things are being used by the Congress. Modi remains our PM candidate and I demand Congress to announce its PM candidate,” Singh said.
Counter attacking Congress leader’s statement that BJP log (people) are chor (thieves), the BJP president said the party do not have such unparliamentary word in their dictionary. “We are chowkidars (guardians), not chors. We guard nation and government’s treasury unlike other political parties,” he said.
Singh, who set the tone for the party’s mascot to address nearly 2 lakh strong crowd at the Bangalore Palace Grounds, said the Congress has created a sense of fear among the people for the sake of vote bank. “The BJP is trying to demolish that through creating sense of confidence among the people,” he said.
Accusing Congress of adopting divide and rule policy, Singh said the party had failed to take the country forward despite ruling for 50-55 years.
The state BJP leaders – DV Sadananda Gowda, Jagadish Shettar, R Ashoka, KS Eshwarappa, Aravind Limbavali and CT Ravi – mainly targeted chief minister Siddaramaiah and his government’s policies.