As campaigning for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls entered its final phase on Sunday, PM Modi predicted defeat of the opposition parties, saying that the people were voting for an effective government.
“Opposition parties will fall flat in Lok Sabha polls as people are voting for an effective and honest government,” Modi said at an election rally.
Modi said, attacking the SP-BSP alliance, he had been the CM of Gujarat more than the terms of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati as UP chief ministers combined, and there wasn’t a blot of corruption on him.
He hit out at BSP chief Mayawati for her remarks on the Alwar gangrape case, and asked her “not to shed crocodile tears” for the victim.
“If you are so serious, why don’t you withdraw support from the Congress government in Rajasthan?” he asked.
He added that the Congress government wanted to suppress the incident involving a Dalit woman and the party thought “hua toh hua”, a reference to Sam Pitroda’s remark on the anti-Sikh riots in 1984.
Referring Shopian district encounter of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning, Modi wondered, “Will our jawans take the Election Commission’s permission before opening fire at militants? Opposition ne kya khel bana rakha hai? (What kind of drama is the opposition enacting).” He said that it was very surprising to note that the opposition parties were saying that elections were on and security forces were opening fire at the militants.